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Cameroon: North-West and South-West Crisis, Situation Report N°4 as of 28 February 2019


  • The 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for Cameroon was launched on 20 February. The response to the crisis in the North-West and South-West will aim to assist 820,000 people, targeting five times more people than the 2018 Emergency Response Plan.
  • The situation in February further deteriorated as violence and ‘lockdowns’ compounded humanitarian challenges.
  • Schools and Hospitals were particularly affected by incidents of kidnapping and arson.
  • The humanitarian situation has fast deteriorated, 1.3 million people need of assistance.
  • Insecurity has forced around 440,000 people to flee their homes. More than 380,000 people need shelter, and some 418,000 people NFI assistance.
  • An estimated 3,000 children suffering from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition require urgent treatment.
  • There is a high risk of a rapid increase in new HIV infections due to ARV supply disruption.
  • About 3,700 unaccompanied or separated children need urgent psycho-social care and reunification.
  • Access for humanitarian actors to reach the most vulnerable, and for affected population to needed services, remains difficult.
  • In February, WFP provided food for 17,000 IDPs in Meme and Manyu divisions in South-West region.
  • Humanitarian partners provided shelters to 23,635 people, and 100,150 received household items.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
28 Mar 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report
Child Protection
Disaster management
Humanitarian Access
Humanitarian Financing
Sexual and Gender based Violence
Coordination hub(s): 
Bamenda Coordination Hub
Buea Coordination Hub
OCHA Office
Cameroon: North West and South West Crisis 2016-2021