Feature - ICRC in Cameroon
It is estimated that 17 million people are directly suffering from effects of the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin – with 7 million going hungry. Numerous factors are contributing to this, including disease, climate change, a sudden increase in population, corruption and violent extremism.
Cameroon is the second most affected country of the Lake Chad basin, suffering heavily due to conflict in the region. Cameroon’s Far North has felt the biggest impact, as of the end of 2016 hosting around 191,000 displaced persons.
Humanitarian aid is limited in many areas due to lack of access. Food...