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Cameroon: Humanitarian Response Plan 2021


This document is consolidated by OCHA on behalf of the Humanitarian Country Team and partners. The Humanitarian Response Plan is a presentation of the coordinated, strategic response devised by humanitarian agencies in order to meet the acute needs of people affected by the crisis. It is based on, and responds to, evidence of needs described in the Humanitarian Needs Overview.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in the report do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Caveat on displacement figures for the North-West and South-West crisis

The estimated figures of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees in the North-West, South-West, Littoral, West and Centre regions mentioned in the HNO and HRP 2021 documents are based on multi-sectoral needs assessments (MSNAs) conducted in August and September 2020 under the leadership of OCHA. The IDP and returnee figures validated by the Cameroonian Ministry of Territorial Administration (MINAT) for these regions are lower: 130,000 IDPs in the North-West region, 90,000 IDPs in the South-West region, 105,000 returnees in the NorthWest and South-West regions, 12,000 IDPs in the Littoral region, 11,350 IDPs in the Centre region and 20,000 IDPs in the West region. OCHA under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator has agreed with MINAT to review the IDP figures jointly in the course of 2021, based on a joint data collection exercise.

Caveat on HRP budget

The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2021 estimates that 362 million UDS are required to reach 3 million people in need. The Government estimates that 100 million USD would be needed to respond to those targeted in the affected regions. In 2020, the humanitarian donors funded 50 per cent of the 391 million USD required in the revised 2020 HRP to reach 3.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. These funds were directly used by UN agencies and NGOs in the humanitarian response to people in need. Humanitarian actors support the Government responding to the needs of the most vulnerable.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
07 Апр 2021
Document type: 
Strategic Response Plan
Accountability to Affected Populations
Child Protection
Civil-Military Coordination
Humanitarian Access
Humanitarian Assistance
Humanitarian Country Team
Humanitarian Financing
Humanitarian Profile
Sexual and Gender based Violence
Coordination hub(s): 
Bamenda Coordination Hub
Buea Coordination Hub
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
CAR Crisis (Adamaoua, East & North regions)
Maroua Coordination (Kousséri)
Maroua Coordination Hub
OCHA Office
Yaoundé Coordination Hub
Cameroon: North West and South West Crisis 2016-2022
Cameroon: Far-North Crisis 2014-2022