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Cameroon: MIRA Mayo Banyo Assessment report, July 2019


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.


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.

Principales constatations: 

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.

Rapport d'évaluation: 
Publicly Available
Questionnaire d'évaluation: 
Publicly Available
Données d'évaluation: 
Publicly Available
Date(s) de l'évaluation: 
19 juil 2019
État de l'évaluation: 
Report completed
Unité de Mesure: 
Méthode de collecte: 
Key Informant Interview
Type de population: 
Populations Déplacées
Agence(s) chef de file: 
Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies
Organisation(s) participante(s): 
Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies
Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance
Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés
Programme Alimentaire Mondial
Entité des Nations Unies pour l'égalité des sexes et l'autonomisation des femmes
Evaluation Initiale Rapide Multi-Sectorielle