Total allocations: US$18,318,375
In April 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) approved a $4.1 million grant to help humanitarian partners in Cameroon provide immediate assistance for host communities and refugees from Central African Republic (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.
Since residents of 13 out of the 19 health districts in Littoral region were unprotected, an estimated 721,726 people were at a high risk of contracting yellow fever. The Cameroonian government was unable to acquire sufficient vaccines to stem the high risk of a yellow fever epidemic.