Cameroon

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Cameroon Displaced
Individuals displaced by ongoing violence receive USAID/OFDA-provided commodity kits that include blankets, cooking sets, hygiene supplies, and sleeping mats.
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Key Developments

Armed conflict and attacks on civilians have displaced more than 1 million people in Cameroon's Far North, Northwest, and Southwest regions. Separately, insecurity in neighboring countries has also displaced more than 450,000 refugees into Cameroon.

Protracted conflict, poor harvests, and the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related movement restrictions continue to limit access to food, leaving more than 2.6 million people in need of emergency food assistance between January and May.

U.S. Government implementing partners have scaled up emergency food assistance with nearly $25 million in dedicated funding for conflict-affected individuals experiencing acute food insecurity.

USAID is responding to the complex emergency in the Lake Chad Basin region, including areas of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. Please visit our web page for additional information.

Background

Since 2015, Far North has experienced attacks from Boko Haram and other organized armed groups that have disrupted basic services such as health and education, prompted population displacement, and limited agro-pastoral livelihoods. Overall, the UN reports that nearly 1.9 million people in Far North require humanitarian assistance as a result of insecurity. On December 11, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Peter H. Barlerin redeclared a disaster for FY 2020 due to the ongoing complex emergency in Cameroon and redeclared a disaster due to the humanitarian crisis in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions.

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Last updated: December 20, 2021

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