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Cameroon: MIRA Mayo Banyo Assessment report, July 2019

Subject/Objective: 
To gain a shared understanding of the humanitarian impact of the North-West and South-West crisis in the Adamaoua region and more specifically the Mayo Banyo division. • Evaluate the scale of population movements from the North-West and the South-West to the Mayo Banyo division • Identify the most affected areas. • Identify priority needs and assess the living conditions of the displaced population, as well as the impact on the local population. • Inform the revision of the HNO/HRP 2020 in providing evidence-based information on the humanitarian needs and the emergency assistance needed. • Provide an overview on the availability and functionality of basic social infrastructures (health, education, markets, drinking water) and their access to beneficiaries.
Methodology: 
The data collection was done in the form a focus group discussion or individual interview with key informant. At least 5 interviews were organized by subdivisions. The key informants were composed of administrative authorities (SDO, DO, line ministries; police Gendarmerie) of traditional and religious authorities; community leaders and representatives of the IDPs. The data collection was done through a questionnaire provided for this purpose.
Key findings: 
The mission visited three subdivisions within the Mayo Banyo division (Bankim, Banyo and Mayo Darlé) where they had discussions with key informants. According to the information provided as well as based on the enrollment figures of children from the North-West (NW) and South-West (SW) for the school year 2018/2019, the estimated number of IDPs from the NW and SW in the Mayo Banyo division stands at 5,3003. All the three sub-divisions host IDPs from the NW and SW regions. The host community have been equally affected by the consequences of insecurity in the NW. According to the information provided by key informants, the number IDPs from the North West and South West regions has gradually increased in the past year. Some IDPs arrived already during 2018 and continued in 2019 – mainly school children looking to continue their education. There has been a notable increase in arrivals over the year, mirroring the worsening security situation in North West following presidential election. Moreover, in the sub-division of Bankim and particularly in the villages of Song Kollong, incursions of armed groups have been reported. IDPs are found in almost every subdivision in the Mayo Banyo division, but the most affected villages and neighborhoods are Song Kollong, New town, Woumche, Ndangue, Atta, Kouichoum Longras and Lingam located in the Bankim subdivision.
Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Contact(s): 
Joseph Claude AMOUGOU OWONO
amougouowono@un.org
+237693302369 (Mobile)
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Assessment Date(s): 
19 Jul 2019
Status: 
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Individuals
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Population Type(s): 
Displaced population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Participating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
World Food Programme
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Location(s): 
Mayo-Banyo
Theme(s): 
Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment