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Cameroon: North-West and South-West Crisis, Situation Report N°15 as of 31 January 2020

• An increase in violence, likely related to the February 2020 elections, led to significant displacement of civilians. • Due to a lack of funding only 493 and 258 people respectively received Shelter and NFI support in the South-West (SW) in January 2020 and none in the North-West (NW). • Food security assistance in January dropped by 61% with just 96,678 persons benefitting due to the lack of funds. • 110,971 people received WASH assistance in January. • Fighting between Mbororo (Fulani) tribes’ people, reportedly coming from Nigeria, and communities in NWSW is becoming a new dynamic in the crisis with house burning, civilian casualties and displacement of civilians growing. • 7,921 children benefitted from Psychosocial Support Services through Child Friendly/Psychosocial support units in January. • The cholera outbreak in the South-West remains a serious concern as new, but mostly isolated, cases are identified.

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