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. Since May 2013, around 8,128 people have left Nigeria for Cameroon. An estimated 54 per cent of the refugees are women, including 2 per cent who are pregnant and/or lactating. The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated a rapid response grant of US$2,988,794 to mitigate the many risks that the refugees currently face. The allocations are expected to benefit 10,000 people. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will use its grant of $839 Read more >>

CERF in Action - Rapid Response