Cameroon Humanitarian Emergency

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UNFPA Cameroon

Cameroon struggles with continued development deficits such as a rise in maternal mortality and is facing various humanitarian challenges: After Nigeria, Cameroon is the second most affected country by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin. In 2018, more than 2.9 million people, including refugees from Nigeria and Central African Republic, require humanitarian assistance. There is also a continuing conflict in the western parts (north west and south west) of the country, particularly affecting “anglophone” communities , where at least 160,000 people are internally displaced, and over 20,000 have fled the area to Nigeria. Women and children account for more than 75 per cent of those registered as asylum seekers by UNHCR. Child marriage continues to be a challenge in the far north and eastern parts of the country. UNFPA leads the gender-based violence sub-cluster and plays a significant role in the Health Sector.

Country Population: 32.5 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

2.90 million
Last updated on - 01 September 2018

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
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  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.