Cameroon: Humanitarian snapshot in SouthWest and NorthWest regions, August 2019 (Updated on 10 September 2019)

The humanitarian situation in Cameroon’s NorthWest and SouthWest regions continues to deteriorate with 1.3 million people now in need of assistance. The conflict in the two regions has left 430,897 internally displaced, 196,258 returnees and 39,602 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria.* The outlook for the rest of 2019 is one of emergency response as displacement continues due to the ongoing conflict and vulnerability is compounded as services deteriorate and resilience is eroded. The situation is characterised by human rights and protection violations. Armed fighting and insecurity continue to be the principal impediment to the provision of assistance as well as a barrier for those in need to reach areas where they can receive aid.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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