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Emergency Assistance to Improve Food and Nutrition Security of IDPS in South West Region of Cameroon - TCP/CMR/3702









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    Cameroon | Revised humanitarian response (May–December 2020)
    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    2020
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    Cameroon remains affected by three major crises, namely the Boko Haram insurgency in the Far North, Central African refugees in the eastern part of the country, and the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions, in addition to being prone to natural disasters. Humanitarian access remains difficult in remote areas, depriving a large numbers of people of basic amenities and food aid. Insecurity in the Far North and blockages by armed groups in the North-West and South-West, have led to significant population displacements and forced humanitarian actors to suspend some of their activities, which has worsened the food security situation of the most vulnerable populations. These factors are significantly affecting people’s livelihoods, exacerbating their vulnerabilities and eroding their resilience. Following the first reported cases of COVID-19 in the country (6 March 2020), the Government put in place urgent and essential containment measures, including movement restrictions, limited transport, closure of land and sea borders, which have significantly affected the availability of and access to the production of food commodities. However, as certain measures have recently been lifted (May 2020), only 17 percent of the population has reported constraints in accessing markets. Overall, the effects of COVID-19 and the related containment efforts are expected to affect the food security and livelihoods of already vulnerable populations in the country. In the framework of FAO’s Corporate COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme and the United Nations Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID-19, FAO has revised its humanitarian response for 2020 to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and address the needs of the most vulnerable households.
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    Cameroon. Response overview - June 2019 2019
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    Until very recently, Cameroon was a middle-income country – a pillar of peace, security and development in the region – and is one of the largest economies in Africa. Currently, three different crises have undermined livelihoods and food security, wiping away decades of development gains. In addition to the nine year-long Boko Haram insurgency in the North and the hosting of over 270 000 Central African refugees in the East, the outbreak of violence linked to the secessionist movement in North-West and South-West is causing a widespread, escalating humanitarian crisis in Cameroon. Worsening violence and conflict are forcing people from hundreds of destroyed villages to stay with host communities in the main towns and cities, or to hide in the forests. As a result, over 700 000 people are displaced in the country. In response, FAO has been scaling up its work in the country – from deploying experts to quick-impact interventions to meet immediate needs and boost food production to enhancing longer-term technical assistance. Providing an integrated response that incorporates humanitarian, development and peace/security-based activities is crucial to building social cohesion and responding to the specifics of each crisis – protracted displacement in the East, the arrival of additional refugees and violence in the North, and socio-political turmoil in the North-West and South-West.
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    Tackling radicalization and food insecurity in northern Cameroon - UNFA/CMR/039/UND 2017
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    The Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon’s Far North region has led to a large influx of refugees from neighbouringNigeria and of internally displaced people. Local communities, already disproportionately affected by years of low socio-economic development, have suffered from the impact upon the environment, food security, nutrition and basic social services. In an attempt to prevent radicalization of youths and women, the project aimed to build the capacity of local, traditional and religious auth orities to better understand the vulnerabilities, plan the response, tackle the crisis, contribute to the dialogue for peace and constitute a solid basis for peaceful coexistence and a brighter social and economic future for the region.

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