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  • 17/03/2016 — Cameroon SHOTLIST (PDF)

    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.

  • 01/06/2015 — Cameroon SHOTLIST (PDF)

    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

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