WFP Cameroon Lake Chad Basin Crisis Response, July 2022

The crisis in the Lake Chad Basin has led to the influx of 115,000 Nigerian refugees into the Far North region of Cameroon, fleeing violent conflict between the government defence forces and non-state armed groups (NSAGs) since 2014. The incursions and frequent attacks by Salafi jihadists in the region have also led to internal displacements, with 350,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) recorded. The conflict, coupled with poor climatic conditions, inadequate infrastructural development and high poverty levels in the region has triggered a humanitarian crisis, impacting 1.2 million people. Conflict over…

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WFP Cameroon North West – South West Crisis response, July 2022

Since 2017, the North-West and South- West (NWSW) regions of Cameroon have been caught up in armed conflict between State Security Forces and Non-State Armed Groups. The conflict has triggered a serious humanitarian crisis, with over 580,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The deteriorating security situation caused by escalating hostilities between the two sides has continued to affect the food security of households, especially the displaced populations and farming households who are already extremely vulnerable due to the disruption of their livelihood activities since the conflict began five years ago. The…

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WFP Cameroon CAR Crisis Response, July 2022

Cameroon has been experiencing influxes of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) fleeing political instability and violence from nonstate armed groups. The refugees, mainly from western parts of CAR arrive in the East, Adamawa and North regions of the country, with nearly 325,000 arriving by December 2021. The presence of the refugees in these three regions exerts pressure on natural resources and social services, worsening the pre-existing vulnerabilities of the host communities and stretching the Government’s capacity to respond. The effects of conflicts and COVID-19 have led to an…

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WFP steps up emergency response to flood-affected communities in Chad

NDJAMENA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is stepping up its emergency response to heavy rains and flooding in Chad, with emergency operations targeting 300,000 flood-hit women, men and children over the next three months. According to Chad’s Ministry of Health and Solidarity, 622,000 people have been affected by floods since late August 2022, with hundreds of houses destroyed and massive damage to crops and livelihoods. Additional information for journalists: • Under the government’s coordination, the humanitarian response in flood-affected areas is ongoing, but heavy downpours continue in…

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Cameroonian Women Say They Are Underrepresented in Peace Talks

In Cameroon, hundreds of women are protesting what they say is their underrepresentation in the country’s efforts at peace, despite making up more than half the population. Women say they are most affected by the separatist conflict in Cameroon’s western regions as well as by Boko Haram terrorism on the border with Nigeria. In a song now referred to as their anthem, Cameroonian women ask to be given a greater opportunity to contribute to peacemaking and development. The women chanted the song several times Tuesday in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, as…

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Opera House in Algiers to host TotalEnergies CHAN 2022 draw

The Opera House, the beautiful architectural building in Algeria’s capital Algiers, will host the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) Algeria 2022, final draw. The draw will be conducted on Saturday, 01 October 2022 at 19h00 local time (18h00 GMT). This will be a major milestone in the countdown to next year’s CHAN to be hosted in Algeria between 13 January 2023 and 04 February 2023. The Local Organising Commitee, working closely with CAF, has been working hard behind the scenes in the preparations for the competition and the official draw.…

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Communities in the Far North region of Cameroon open their doors to those fleeing conflict

Bamadi, affectionately called Barma by people in his community, has opened his doors to more than 200 families since 2014 when the crisis in the Far North region of Cameroon began. Thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) have fled violence perpetrated by armed groups in the department of Logone-et-Chari, and host communities, like Barma’s in the Dor district of Makary, have given them shelter. Recent inter-ethnic conflicts have aggravated the situation that has been raging on for years, particularly in the Lake Chad Basin, affecting hundreds of thousands of families.…

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Ethiopia: 10 killed in twin air strikes on Tigray

MEKELLE (Tigray, Ethiopia)— Ten people were killed in a second day of air strikes on Ethiopia’s Tigray region Wednesday, a hospital official said, in attacks that came after authorities there expressed readiness for a cease-fire. Twin drone attacks hit a residential neighborhood in the regional capital Mekele, killing 10 people and injuring others, said Kibrom Gebreselassie, a senior official at Ayder Referral Hospital, the biggest in Tigray. “Death toll raised to 10,” Kibrom said, after earlier reporting six killed and more than 10 injured in the two blasts around 7:30…

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