Cameroon | INTERSOS

CAMEROON

INTERSOS INTERVENTION

Since the beginning of 2015, we have been working in Cameroon to help the thousands of displaced people and refugees in the north of the country. To guarantee the food security of displaced families and of the local population that received them, agricultural seeds and tools were distributed to 1,500 families, as well as implementing training activities on the main cultivation techniques.

Furthermore, since April 2017, construction work has been carried out on 800 homes and latrines, coupled with sanitation activities. We also distribute essential goods such as tents, blankets, mosquito nets and water cans. We provide psychological support and protection to women and children who, during the attacks and the escape, have been subjected to violence or who have ended up alone and are at risk of abuse.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

536

VULNERABLE CHILDREN RECEIVED PRIMARY CARE, ASSISTANCE AND PROTECTIONCHILDREN RECEIVED PRIMARY CARE,
ASSISTANCE AND PROTECTION (2018)

561

PEOPLE VICTIMS OF GENDER VIOLENCE RECEIVED PRIMARY HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE, AND PROTECTION (2018)

32.378

DISPLACED PEOPLE ACCEPTED AND ASSISTED IN SPONTANEOUS RECEPTION CENTERS (2018)

6.492

PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE CRISIS ASSISTED AND PROTECTED BY OUR PROJECTS (2018)

5.350

BENEFICIARIES OF TRAINING COURSES (PROTECTION, AGRICULTURE) (2018)

14.345

DISTRIBUTED KITS (PRIMARY NEEDS, AGRICULTURE, HEALTH) (2018)

48.150

BENEFICIARIES TOOK PART IN AWARENESS-RAISING CAMPAIGNS FOR PROTECTION AND RIGHTS (2018)

484.473

TARGET POPULATION (2018)

11

NUMBER OF PROJECTS (2018)

CONTEXT

Since 2014, the violence launched by the armed group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria and the counter-insurgency operations initiated by the Nigerian army, as well as the conflict between communities in the Central African Republic, have put thousands of people in search of refuge in the neighbouring countries, including Cameroon. In addition, the attacks and violence related to the presence of Boko Haram in Cameroonian territory have caused the displacement of thousands of people in the north of the country. This growing flow of displaced persons and refugees has also negatively affected the local host population, already vulnerable due to the scarce economic resources available and factors such as food insecurity, malnutrition, epidemics, drought and cyclical floods, aggravated by limited access to basic social services. In the Far North region, around 329,000 people have fled their lands due to Boko Haram attacks, military operations and natural disasters, and only 24% of internally displaced persons intend to return to their regions of origin.

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