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Cameroon: North-West and South-West Crisis, Situation Report N°16 as of 29 February 2020

• More than 10,000 persons were displaced due to violence in the North West (NW) and South West (SW) in February 2020.
• A 5% increase in school attendance compared to the month of January.
• 212,000 people received food security assistance in February, an increase of 100% since January.
• WHO Early Warning, Alert and Response System (EWARS) was established in NWSW with CERF funding.
• Protection Cluster monitoring was extended to all 13 divisions in NWSW.
• 486,000 women and girls are at risk of Gender-based Violence (GBV) but only a small number are receiving any assistance.
• Open defecation was identified as major challenge in 2020 if resources are not allocated to the construction of emergency latrines.
• 14 children are amongst 24 civilians killed in Ngarbuh, a locality in the North West.
• 3,713 children aged 6-23 months and 3,428 pregnant and lactating women were assisted through the blanket supplementary feeding program (BSFP).

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