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Cameroon: North-West and South-West Crisis, Situation Report N°17 as of 31 March 2020

• An estimated 3,889 persons (604 households) in the North West (NW) and South West (SW) regions were displaced in March as a result of continued violence.
• 47 cholera cases were identified in the Tiko (Fako Division) Health District (SW) in March.
• Some cluster activities have been temporarily suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while life-saving humanitarian activities continue.
• All 6,379 schools and 4,200 community learning centers in the NWSW have been temporarily closed in response to COVID-19.
• The SW public health delegation received medical supplies and guidance documents on case management, infection prevention/control and laboratory investigation of COVID-19 from WHO.
• Over 300 reports and 22 alerts generated by community health workers trained on community-based surveillance in the framework of EWARS were received in March.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
24 Apr 2020
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Bamenda Coordination Hub
Buea Coordination Hub
Cameroon: North West and South West Crisis 2016-2020