ACAPS OVERVIEW

Overview

Cameroon has been experiencing an interplay of protracted crisis situations which continues to define political, economic and social developments in the country. Longstanding grievances in the anglophone community in Northwest and Southwest regions due to marginalisation of the minority English-speaking regions by the francophone-dominated government escalated into widespread protests and strikes in late 2016.?This has resulted in the emergence of different separatist groups clamouring for the creation of a self-proclaimed Ambazonian Republic in the northwest and southwest. Clashes between the military and the separatist forces has intensified insecurity in the regions, leaving over 650,000 people internally displaced and about 60,000 people seeking refuge in Neighbouring Nigeria.?

Boko Haram's insurgency in Nigeria's  northeast has also spilled over into Cameroon's Far North region, mainly due to the proximity and porosity of borders between the two countries. After Nigeria, Cameroon is the second most-affected country by the violence and insecurity linked to BH in Lake Chad basin.?The number of Nigerian refugees fleeing to Cameroon's far north has surpassed the 100,000 mark, while violence by Boko Haram has also internally displaced more than 290,000 people in the same area.?

Apart from the above, Cameroon is also host to over 290,000 refugees from CAR mainly due to conflict.? The CAR refugees are predominately located in the Est and Adamaoua regions.

Latest Developments

03/09/2020:  On 1 September, a suicide attack killed at least seven civilians and wounded 14 in Goldavi village (Far North region), which hosts some 18,000 IDPs. After the attacks in Nguetchewe (2 August) and Kouyape villages (31 August), this is the third one targeting IDP camps in the last month.?

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information related to the outbreak in Cameroon, see our special report below.

Key Figures

Total population
25,947,000
People affected
5,583,000
People in Need
1,728,000
Refugees from Central African Republic
291,800
Refugees from Nigeria
108,335
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 3.7

Impact: 3.8

Humanitarian Conditions: 3.4

Complexity: 4.1

Access Constraints: 4

The above scale is from 0 (Very low) to 5 (Very high)
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HDX datasets

6 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange: