Cameroon Country content en WFP Warns That Boko Haram Has Created a Regional Humanitarian Crisis (For the Media) Violence by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria is forcing people from their homes and across borders, creating a regional food and nutrition crisis. Close to 200,000 people are seeking refuge in neighbouring Niger, Cameroon and Chad, having left behind their homes and their livelihoods. And inside these countries bordering northeast Nigeria, there are growing numbers of internally displaced people. Cameroon alone hosts more than 100,000 internally displaced people - that figure has more than tripled since the beginning of the year. WFP aims to provide food to nearly 400,000 people each month but this will be impossible without urgent new funding flows. WFP is less than 50 percent funded - with US$41.6 million needed until the end of the year. In April/May, WFP provided food to about half of the people we were planning to assist and, in some instances, the ration size was reduced. Text transcript of this video Aid professionals WFP in Action Aid professionals Responding to Emergencies Cameroon English Africa Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Sun, 31 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 646664 at Peanut Paste For Children Fleeing The Central African Republic Since the conflict broke out in the Central African Republic (CAR) in December 2013, more than 130,000 people fled across the border to Cameroon to escape the violence. Here, they found shelter in villages and refugee sites in the border region, where they receive medical care and WFP supports them with much needed food.  Cameroon Central African Republic Global Mon, 18 May 2015 16:17:08 +0000 WFP 646418 at Women And Children Face Gruelling Lean Season In Areas Affected By Boko Haram Violence YAOUNDE/N’DJAMENA/NIAMEY/DAKAR – Thousands of women and children in regions where Boko Haram violence has spilled across borders into Cameroon, Niger and Chad face a gruelling lean season as malnutrition rates worsen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today. Cameroon Chad Niger Africa Thu, 07 May 2015 14:42:02 +0000 WFP 646241 at Boko Haram violence inflicts more suffering on already vulnerable communities in Cameroon's Far North Region Violence by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and insecurity across the border inflict more suffering on people living in Cameroon's Far North Region. More than 100,000 people in the northern region of Cameroon are uprooted as Boko Haram violence has spilled across the border, doubling the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the past two months. In addition, about 74,000 Nigerians - forced to leave behind their homes, family and livelihoods - are seeking refuge in the Far North region. The World Food Programme has been supporting those in need with food distributions and nutrition activities to address high rates of malnutrition, especially amongst the newly arrived refugee children and mothers. Funding shortfalls, however, threaten to seriously hamper WFP's ability to provide life-saving assistance to all people in dire need of help. Cameroon Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:00:09 +0000 WFP 646155 at Nigerian Refugees Seeking Safety and Shelter in Cameroon Minawao Camp, Northern Cameroon - They arrive on motorbikes, donkeys and on foot. Many have travelled for days, under rough conditions, before arriving in Cameroon. WFP is providing vital food and nutritional support to refugees who escaped recent fighting in Nigeria, and who continue to arrive every day to Minawao camp. As violence has been escalating, however, in the border area, it has been increasingly difficult for refugees to escape the chaos on their way. Cameroon Africa Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:01:04 +0000 WFP 645560 at Cameroon: Sarah's Escape From Nigeria Violence Thousands of people have fled northeastern Nigeria to Cameroon to escape attacks by militants. We met Sarah at the Minawao camp, 120 kms east of the border, where WFP is providing food assistance to the refugees. Here's the dramatic story of her escape from the militia. Cameroon Chad Global Africa Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:25:22 +0000 WFP 645063 at Searching for Food and Safety in Cameroon A dusty road in eastern Cameroon leads to Gbiti, a small village at the border with the Central African Republic (CAR). The village is home to more than 4,000 refugees of the bloody conflict in the CAR that erupted a little over a year ago. As in all of the seven refugee sites along the border, the majority of the refugees in Gbiti are children. The countries are separated only by a small river, where women wash their family’s clothes and Cameroonian soldiers are patrolling.  It is the same spot where hundreds to thousands of Central Africans have been crossing the river every day only a couple of months ago – and still people are arriving.    Cameroon Africa Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:38:41 +0000 WFP 644785 at EU Supports WFP’s Efforts To Assist C.A.R Refugees In Cameroon YAOUNDÉ – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of €1.3 million (US$1.7 million) from the European Union’s (EU) humanitarian aid budget to help bring vital food and nutrition support to refugees displaced by violence in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) Responding to Emergencies Cameroon Central African Republic Africa Emergencies Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:43:06 +0000 WFP 643145 at C.A.R. Refugee: ‘How My Life Has Changed’ Fatimatou Djara is one of over 100,000 people who have arrived in Cameroon this year, fleeing the vicious bloodletting in the Central African Republic.  She and her three children receive food from WFP every month. In this interview, she explains some of the changes that life as a refugee brings. Focus on Women Responding to Emergencies Cameroon Central African Republic Global Africa Emergencies Focus on Women Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:52:09 +0000 Martin Penner 642328 at WFP Providing Food To Refugees Fleeing Violence In Nigeria YAOUNDE – As violence in northeastern Nigeria causes massive displacement, thousands of families have fled across the border into Cameroon where the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing humanitarian assistance despite insecurity and logistical challenges. Responding to Emergencies Cameroon Nigeria Global Africa Emergencies Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:47:57 +0000 WFP 642261 at