Cameroon Country content en WFP’s mobile money transfers bring relief to displaced women in Cameroon This year, WFP introduced mobile-phone based cash assistance for the first time in Cameroon. Cash transfers, which replace monthly food rations, provide the most vulnerable refugees and displaced Cameroonian families with freedom to buy the products of their choice, to meet their most urgent food needs. For some, it is not only a means of providing food for the family, but also an opportunity to engage in income generating activities. Cash and Vouchers Cameroon Local Africa Cash and Vouchers Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:31:58 +0000 WFP 650351 at School Meals At Risk For 1.3 Million Children In West And Central Africa DAKAR – As schools resume this autumn, more than 1.3 million children across West and Central Africa risk missing out on school meals from the World Food Programme (WFP), as widening financial constraints force the United Nations agency – the top sponsor of such initiatives – to reduce its reach. School Meals Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Global Africa School Meals Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:30:00 +0000 WFP 650262 at Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger RBA Afghanistan Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Colombia Congo, Democratic Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire Guinea-Bissau Haiti Iraq Lebanon Liberia Mali Niger Nigeria South Sudan Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Yemen Global Rome-based agencies (RBAs) Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:58:32 +0000 WFP 650109 at US Support Vital As Vulnerable Communities In Cameroon Brace For Harsh Lean Season YAOUNDE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of nearly 15,000 metric tons of food, worth US$21 million or CFA 12 billion, from USAID’s Food for Peace Program to Cameroon. This food will bring vital support to 300,000 people−refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and vulnerable food insecure populations−over the next three months, just when they need it most, at the onset of the lean season. Cameroon Central African Republic Africa Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:46:12 +0000 WFP 649491 at Of Lives Uprooted. Meet The People Fleeing Boko Haram Around the Lake Chad Basin in three days – meet the people uprooted by Boko Haram. Cameroon Chad Nigeria Global Africa Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:40:01 +0000 Adel Sarkozi 649272 at Boko Haram Violence Causes Surge in Hunger and Displacement in Nigeria and Surrounding Areas (For the Media) Increased fighting and insecurity in northeast Nigeria and the border region have led to a surge of refugees and internally displaced people in recent months. This is the largest recent displacement crisis in Africa. In response to rising food insecurity, malnutrition concerns and continued displacement in the Lake Chad Basin, WFP aims to scale up its assistance from 600,000 people assisted last year to nearly 750,000 people. WFP needs urgent support to continue to provide food and nutritional assistance to displaced and vulnerable host communities alike. WFP needs USD 123 million until the end of the year to respond to growing needs in the Lake Chad Basin. To date, only 17 percent of the required funding has been secured. Nutrition Logistics Preventing Hunger Responding to Emergencies Cameroon Chad Nigeria English Africa Video News Release Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Nutrition Wed, 16 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000 WFP 649268 at First Life-Saving Food Assistance For Thousands Recently Displaced By Boko Haram Violence N’DJAMENA/YAOUNDÉ/DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners have over the past week reached thousands of people recently displaced by the Boko Haram violence in Chad and Cameroon with life-saving food and nutrition support. Cameroon Chad Niger Africa Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:05:32 +0000 WFP 649008 at See How We #OrangeTheWorld, In Pictures none Cameroon Colombia Ecuador Guatemala Haiti India Mauritania Pakistan Somalia Global Focus on Women Gender Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:28:12 +0000 WFP 648510 at A Day in the Life: Working in Minawao Refugee Camp, Cameroon See how WFP works with vulnerable refugees from Nigeria in Cameroon, through the eyes of Aliou Diongue, deployed to Minawao Camp for an emergency response.  Cameroon Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:54:08 +0000 WFP 648021 at 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