Since the beginning of the Boko Haram crisis in Cameroon in 2014, significant population movements have been observed throughout the Far North region. According to IOM Cameroon’s September 2017 Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report, an estimated total of 237,967 internally displaced persons (IDPs), 29,728 unregistered refugees, and 61,090 returnees are present throughout the Region. The figures have continued to increase since the beginning of the exercise in 2015, highlighting that the continued climate of insecurity characterized by kamikaze attacks and the burning and/or pillaging of villages explains the ongoing and new displacements witnessed in the region.
In 2018, IOM aims to continue the implementation of the DTM which informs the humanitarian community and local authorities on the living conditions of the affected populations, their intentions, and records new displacement.
IOM will provide shelter and non-food item support to newly displaced populations and/or populations whose basic needs still remain unaddressed. IOM will also provide psychosocial support to address a variety of psychological pressures, from integration/reintegration questions to more acute trauma associated with death, separation and destruction witnessed.
Finally, as the number of returnees is increasing, IOM intends to support progress towards achieving durable solutions by supporting sustainable reintegration. The Return Intention Survey conducted by IOM in August 2017 indicated that 24% of IDPs indicated their intention to return to their area of origin, emphasizing the importance of enhanced security, rehabilitation of damaged homes and improvement of access to basic services. IOM will support infrastructure rehabilitation through cash for work schemes which temporarily employ returnees and local community members.
IOM is present in Cameroon through its different offices in Yaounde (country office), Douala, Maroua and Kousseri. It is working in close collaboration with local authorities and takes part in the Protection, Shelter/NFI & Early recovery clusters.
Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 21,200 IDPs & returnees
Contact Information: Contact Contact the Donor Relations Division Tel: +41.22.717.9111
Amount Requested: USD 1,400,000 Amount Received: USD 0
Shelter and Non-food items
Amount Requested: USD 500,000 Amount Received: USD 0
Amount Requested: USD 1,000,000 Amount Received: USD 0
Amount Requested: USD 303,000 Amount Received: USD 0