Cameroon


Humanitarian Compendium

Total Requested:
$4,577,460
Total Funded:
$874,178
Percentage Funded:
19%

As many as 3 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection in Cameroon in 2017. Boko Haram-related violence has displaced around 200,000 Cameroonians internally and led to an influx of some 74,000 Nigerians in the Far North region. Some 274,000 Central African refugees have sought refuge in the East, Adamaoua and North regions. In total, 2.6 million people in the country are food insecure to the point of crisis or emergency levels. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is touching the 2 per cent emergency threshold in one district in the Far North. In 2016, humanitarian actors assisted 722,000 people in Cameroon. Food was delivered to 405,000 people, health services provided to 263,000 people and nutritional support to over 100,000 people. Despite a dangerous and difficult operating environment, this year humanitarian partners reached over 266,000 people with humanitarian assistance in the Far North region. Nevertheless, the threat posed by explosive hazards in this region continues to impede humanitarian access. Without sufficient funding, the lives of 288,000 severely food insecure people and 314,000 girls and boys under 5 years old suffering from severe and moderate acute malnutrition will be endangered. Equally, tens of thousands of children will not go to school and hundreds of thousands of women and men will at the mercy of violence, especially in the Far North region.

In Cameroon, IOM will identify needs and gaps in the humanitarian response through its Displacement Tracking Matrix. In 2017 IOM will respond to the needs of the most vulnerable IDPs, returnees and hosting communities through the provision of psychosocial support, shelter and non-food items, assistance to vulnerable populations at risk of food insecurity through agriculture strengthening and facilitate early recovery through access to short term income generation activities and rehabilitation of community infrastructures in the far north of Cameroon.

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Total Requested:
$4,577,460
Total Funded:
$874,178
Percentage Funded:
19%
Cameroon Humanitarian Response Plan
Requested 4,577,460 | Received: 874,178 | Percentage funded: 19%

  Food Security

  • Immediate assistance to vulnerable populations at risk of food insecurity in the Far North Region of Cameroon through agriculture strengthening
    Amount Requested: USD 995,100 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Contribute to alleviation of suffering of the displaced, returnee and host community populations in the Far North region of Cameroon through the distribution of agricultural kits to improve the beneficiary population's capacity to meet their basic economic and food needs. In order to achieve the overall objective and project outputs, IOM will undertake the following activities: 1) Select beneficiary communities hosting  a high number of the most vulnerable populations, in coordination with national and traditional authorities and on the basis of the DTM results; 2)    Consult with community members to determine the composition of kits and choice of agricultural seeds to best serve and benefit the selected community. These consultations will include women from the community as well as potential women’s groups; 3) Print and distribute sensitization material on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and alternative pest control systems, already designed and translated by IOM; 4) Provide agricultural kits meeting the basic needs of targeted beneficiaries, and including tools and pest resistant crop seeds; and 5) Follow up monthly of the targeted communities to monitor the crops’ evolution and identify potential issues and additional needs. These visits will include discussions with different actors of the community, including traditional authorities, farmers associations, women’s groups, and female and male headed of households.  
    Beneficiaries:
    17,500 IDPs (10,500), returnees (3,500), and host communities (3,500), including 8,807 women and 8,693 men, of whom 11,725 children and 766 elderly

  Early Recovery

  • Facilitating the Early Recovery of Populations affected by the Boko Haram crisis through Access to Short Term Income and Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructures in the Far North of Cameroon
    Amount Requested: USD 995,100 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    To contribute to the early recovery of affected populations in host /return communities in the Far North region of Cameroon. This will be achieved through the improvement and/or creation of community infrastructures identified through communal consultation. These infrastructures will be built by affected populations providing an alternative source of income during the implementation stage of the project. The overall aim being to provide a higher quality of life for returning populations and displaced populations during their period of displacement.
    Beneficiaries:
    1,200 IDPs (500), returnees (500), and host communities (200), including 600 women and 600 men

  Shelter and Non-food items

  • Provide NFI / Shelter to the most vulnerable persons affected by the Nigerian Crisis in the Far North of Cameroon
    Amount Requested: USD 1,492,650 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provide urgent assistance to populations affected by the Boko Haram insurgency through the distribution of non-food items and shelter kits. This shelter and non-food item assistance is designed to provide lifesaving assistance, with priority given to communities hosting a high number of the most vulnerable displaced populations, such as: pregnant women, persons with disabilities, elderly, single headed households (both men and women), youth headed households (YHH), women and children unaccompanied or separated currently residing in host family arrangements, large families, women with newborns, people with chronic illnesses, etc. On the basis of the information collected through the DTM and other needs assessments, IOM will support IDPs, returnees and host communities through targeted emergency shelter and NFI distributions. The Logone-et-Chari Department, which hosts the highest concentration of displaced persons, remains underserved and will be prioritized in the framework of this action. In order to achieve the overall objective and project outputs, IOM will undertake the following activities: 1) Print and distribute sensitization material related to the use of tarpaulin (Lifespan and rains, and construction), fire safety in camp and displacement settings, the use and disposal of mosquito nets, and aquatabs. Sensitization on mosquito nets will include information targeting households with pregnant women and children under five. This material was already designed and translated to the relevant local languages by IOM; 2) Select the beneficiary communities hosting a high number of the most vulnerable populations, in coordination with national and traditional authorities and on the basis of the DTM results; 3) Provide NFI kits meeting the basic needs of targeted beneficiaries, including basic women’s needs, 4) Provide shelter assistance responding to the housing situation and needs of targeted beneficiaries and creating sufficient living space for family members, including men, women, girls and boys.
    Beneficiaries:
    27,500 IDPs (21,000) and returnees (6,500), including 14,250 women, 13,250 men, of whom 18,425 children and 1,203 elderly

  Protection

  • Psychosocial support for IDPs, returnees and host communities in the Far North Region of Cameroon
    Amount Requested: USD 497,550 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Reduce levels of distress and assist in the development of coping mechanisms for populations whose emotional wellness has been negatively affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, taking into account the specific needs of women, men, girls, and boys, and most of the vulnerable cases. his project proposes the following activities: 1) Conduct an assessment of the psychosocial needs of girls, boys, women, and men who have been displaced and affected by the Boko Haram insurgency; 2) Create different tailored psychosocial activities, according to the identified needs and inputs received from the beneficiaries; 3) Conduct training and refresher sessions for psychosocial team members. The training will be based on and ensure the respect of IASC guidelines on Mental Health Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings in order to guarantee the quality of the assistance provided to vulnerable beneficiaries; 4) Deploy mobile psychosocial support teams to the communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency; 5) Organize support activities, including discussion groups, lay counseling and recreational activities for adults, teenagers and children, with a focus on most vulnerable cases; 6) When services are available, make referrals to primary and secondary healthcare for those in need.  
    Beneficiaries:
    3,700 IDPs (2,500), returnees (700), and host communities (500), including 1,998 women, 1,702 men of whom 2,479 children and 162 elderly
  • Emergency Assistance to Conflict-affected Populations in Cameroon: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)
    Amount Requested: USD 597,060 Amount Received: USD 874,178
    Objective:
    Maintain and strengthen the system of data collection in the Far North region of Cameroon through IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) to support the coordination of humanitarian activities. The DTM aims to provide reliable and up to date information on the numbers of displaced populations, displacement trends and reasons for displacement to better assist and inform the governmental and humanitarian response. The assessed groups consist of internally displaced persons, unregistered refugees and returnees. The data will be disaggregated by age and sex. The DTM has the potential to be expanded and/or modified to take into account changes in the regional context.
    Beneficiaries:
    261,700 refugees (26,743), IDPs (198,889), and returnees (36,068) including 131,696 women, 130,004 men, of whom 175,337 children and 11,452 elderly
Total Requested:
$4,577,460
Total Funded:
$874,178
Percentage Funded:
19%
This appeal has been supported by

 

ECHO

Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)