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Food and nutrition assistance to Nigerian and Central African refugees and host populations in Cameroon

The East, Adamaoua, North and Far-North regions are the poorest in Cameroon. Furthermore, there has been a significant influx of refugees from the Central African Republic to the East and Adamaoua regions, and recently, from Nigeria to the North and Far-North regions, compounding pre-existing social and economic challenges. In March 2013, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees registered over a thousand new refugees from the Central African Republic in addition to the 87,000 
already present. About 10,000 Nigerian refugees are hosted in the North and Far-North, regions already affected by recurrent drought and flooding. A February 2013 food assessment carried out by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and WFP found 38,900 severely food-insecure and 173,000 moderately food-insecure Cameroonians in the North and Far-North regions.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)15,264
Beneficiary needs ($US)18,538,037
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 1,758,930
Japan900,000
France271,370
Threats to food security
  • Poverty
  • Low agricultural technologies
  • Drought
  • Low infrastructures
  • Difficult access to food
  • Deforestation