THE UN INDICATES WORSENING HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN THE CAMEROONS as published by Dave WANTANGWA

HIGHLIGHTS

• The 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for Cameroon was launched on 20 February. The response to the crisis in the NorthWest and South-West will aim to assist 820,000 people, targeting five times more people than the 2018 Emergency Response Plan.

• The situation in February further deteriorated as violence and ‘lockdowns’ compounded humanitarian challenges.

• Schools and Hospitals were particularly affected by incidents of kidnapping and arson.

• The humanitarian situation has fast deteriorated, 1.3 million people need of assistance.

• Insecurity has forced around 440,000 people to flee their homes.
More than 380,000 people need shelter, and some 418,000 people NFI assistance.

• An estimated 3,000 children suffering from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition require urgent treatment.

• There is a high risk of a rapid increase in new HIV infections due to ARV supply disruption.

• About 3,700 unaccompanied or separated children need urgent psycho-social care and reunification.

• Access for humanitarian actors to reach the most vulnerable, and for affected population to needed services, remains difficult.

• In February, WFP provided food for 17,000 IDPs in Meme and Manyu divisions in South-West region.

• Humanitarian partners provided shelters to 23,635 people, and 100,150 received household items.

Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/cameroon/cameroon-north-west-and-south-west-crisis-situation-report-no-4-28-february-2019

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