Cameroon in dire need of $299 million to tackle humanitarian crisis

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Cameroon needs $299 million, about 173 billion CFA franc, to tackle the humanitarian crisis that plagues the nation.

This is contained in Cameroon’s 2019 humanitarian response plan which will be directed to help some 2.3 million people in need. Most of whom are said to be women and children.

The 2019 humanitarian response plan focuses on providing immediate assistance to save lives, bolstering the protection of affected civilians, identifying risks and vulnerabilities to support the resilience of communities to shocks.” The report also highlighted that displacement has risen by 82 percent compared with 2018.

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The humanitarian response plan, if funded will be directed as aid to some 275,000 Central African refugees in the East, Adamaoua and North regions; 138,000 Nigerian refugees in the North and the humanitarian crisis in Cameroon’s North-West and South-West regions facing civil protest from armed separatist groups.

The “humanitarian needs in Cameroon have risen by a third this year owing to an upsurge in insecurity and violence, leaving one in six people – mostly women and children – requiring assistance. This year, around 4.3 million people need urgent assistance,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said qpublished on their site.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Allegra Baiocchi, observed that “the Cameroonian people continue to show enormous generosity in the face of humanitarian distress” applauding the population for welcoming those in need and sharing their limited resources with them.

The UN coordinator expressed concerns over the fact that 56% of Cameroon’s humanitarian response for 2018 remains unfunded. She thus appealed on everyone to “redouble their efforts and support” the plan for Cameroon stating that “a peaceful Cameroon, where no one is left behind, is not only essential for the country’s development but also vital for the stability of the sub-region.”

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AMOS FOFUNG Nkunchoh is a multi-talented journalist with an intrinsic passion for investigative, politics and conflict reporting. He's based in the U. S.A.

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