Cameroon: 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan at a Glance
24 July 2023
One out of six people living in Cameroon is suffering from the effects of violence, climate chocs, and disease outbreaks. Women, girls, boys, and men are caught in crises that are not of their making.
The Lake Chad basin conflict, the North-West and SouthWest crisis, and the Central African Republic (CAR) refugee crisis continue to negatively affect the living conditions of people in nine out of ten regions in the country. Protection needs are rampant; women and girls are at high risk of gender-based violence and men and boys are most exposed to arbitrary or arrest and detention, death, and injury. Humanitarian needs are compounded by structural development weaknesses and chronic vulnerabilities that further challenge the long-term recovery of affected people.
In 2023, an estimated 4.7 million people across the country need humanitarian assistance. More than 3.2 million people are projected to face acute food insecurity in 2023.
More than 2 million people are on the move as internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees or refugees. They had been forced to flee, leaving behind their homes, livelihoods and sometimes their loved ones. Floods affected more than 313,000 people in 2022 and contributed to the considerable erosion of the affected population’s already limited resilience.
The humanitarian assistance and protection services will target 2.7 million of the most vulnerable people in 2023 and require US$407.3 million. The 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) aims to ensure that gender, age, and diversity considerations, including on disability, are part and parcel of humanitarian assessments and that humanitarian actors have the capacity to provide a response that is inclusive and adequate.