Hostilities in Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 have resulted in massive population displacements into neighbouring countries, including Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo and Cameroon. Of those four countries, Cameroon hosts the largest number of refugees from CAR.
15 August 2013: Nearly 10,000 refugees have fled the political and security crisis in Nigeria for neighbouring Cameroon. Most have sought shelter in Mayo Tsanaga, Mayo Sava, Logone and Chari in northern Cameroon, areas that already struggle with poverty, scarce resources, widespread hunger and natural disasters.
11 July 2013: Two cases of yellow fever have been reported in the Littoral region of Cameroon. Yellow fever is a highly transmissible disease with a mortality rate that, in unvaccinated populations, may exceed 50 per cent. Yellow fever cannot be treated, but it can be prevented through vaccination.
CERF in Action - Rapid Response
CERF provides US$2 million for flood-affected people in Cameroon
9 October 2012: The fierce drought in the Sahel region has been substituted by heavy flooding affecting more than 30,000 people in the north and far-north regions of Cameroon.