Operations

Food Assistance to Drought-Affected Household in the Logone and Chari Division and Nutritionally Vulnerable Groups in the Far North Region of Cameroon


About this Operation

Operation Documents

Budget Revisions

Resource Situation

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 3 (see below).

The Government of Cameroon has declared an emergency situation in the Far North region of the country due to a major drop in cereal production following poor rainfall. A crop and food supply assessment mission by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and WFP in the two northern regions of Cameroon concluded that the cereal harvest in the Far North region is significantly below the previous years’ production, resulting in a 50,000 mt deficit. Over 400,000 people in the Logone and Chari division are affected by the decrease in food production, half of whom require immediate food assistance.

Countries

Cameroon

Cameroon is a low-income, food deficit country (LIFDC). It has 16 million inhabitants, with an annual demographic growth rate of 2.8 percent. Cameroon is ranked 144th out of 177 countries in the 2007 Human Development Report....