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Cameroon: North-West and South-West Crisis, Situation Report N°3 as of 31 January 2019

• Since late 2017, long-running tensions in Cameroon’s North-West and South-West regions have escalated, and the crisis has increasingly shifted into armed conflict.
• The humanitarian situation has fast deteriorated, 1.3 million people are in need of assistance.
• Insecurity has forced more than 430,000 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 (SAM) require urgent treatment.
• There is a high risk of a rapid increase in new HIV infections due to the interruption of ARV medication.
• About 3,700 unaccompanied or separated children need urgent psycho-social care and reunification support.
• Access for humanitarian actors to reach the most vulnerable, and for affected population to needed services, remains difficult.
• The 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for Cameroon will be 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.
• In January, WFP provided food for 17,000 IDPs in Meme and Manyu divisions in South-West region.
• Humanitarian partners provided shelter assistance to 23,635 people, and 100,150 benefited from NFI distribution

Operacione(s)/Espacio(s) web: 
Oficina de Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios de las Naciones Unidas
Fecha de publicación original: 
21 Feb 2019
Tipo de documento: 
Reporte de situación SitRep
Child Protection
Gestión de emergencias
Acceso humanitario
Financiación humanitaria
Violencia sexual basada en género
Centro de coordinación: 
Bamenda Coordination Hub
Buea Coordination Hub
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