Period covered by this Final Report: 04 April 2011 to 30 June 2012
Appeal target (current): CHF 1,361,331.
This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 04 April 2011
for CHF 1,249,847 for 12 months to assist 87,500
CHF 150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the
national society in responding by delivering assistance.
Operations update No 1 was issued on 30 May 2011 to revise
the objectives and budget of the operation.
Operations update No 2 was issued on 31
st May 2011 to
provide financial statement against revised budget.
Operations update No 3 was issued on 12 October 2011 to
summarize the achievements 6 months into the operation.
Operations update No 4 was issued on 29 February 2012 to
extend the timeframe of the operation from 31
st March to 30
June 2012 to cover the funding agreement with the American
Embassy in Cameroon.
PBR No M1111087 was submitted as final report of this
operation to the American Embassy in Cameroon on 03
PBR No M1111127 was submitted as final report of this
operation to the British Red Cross on 14 August 2012.
Summary: A serious cholera epidemic affected Cameroon since 2010. After a cholera-free period at the end of 2010, new cases started appearing in early 2011, with Centre, Littoral, South-West and West, as well as North and Far North regions standing out as the most affected regions. The disease affected a total of 23,152 people and killed 843. In response to this situation, the Cameroon Red Cross (CRC) supported by IFRC’s Central Africa Regional Representation (CARREP) launched an emergency appeal on cholera outbreak. The appeal essentially aimed at training CRC volunteers, equipping them with the necessary means to ensure sanitation, raise awareness and disinfect homes of patients so as to tone down the human consequences of the epidemic. For this purpose, 300 volunteers: 100 in Centre, 100 in Littoral, 50 in SouthWest and 50 in West Region were recruited as part of the response to cholera in these regions. Coaches and national focal points were also trained. To ensure the effective implementation and monitoring of activities in the field, the Federation deployed a Programmes Coordinator, a Regional Health Coordinator, a Planning, Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting officer, and a Regional Logistics Manager.