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August 2022

During the month of August, the Shelter Cluster reached 111 households with NFI assistance and 50 households with Shelter assistance. The Shelter Cluster also went through a process for Co-Chair elections of which NRC was selected to be the co-chair for the Northwest and Southwest starting in September. In response to the rising prices reported in local markets for the items found in both the Shelter Cluster’s NFI and emergency shelter kits, a revision to those technical standards was undertaken to reflect the realities of the market.

  • 25 partners
  • $6.3 M (13%) required (funded)
  • 0.1 M / 35 000 / 7 428 people in need / targeted / reached(HH)

July 2022

During the month of July, 2332 households were reached with NFI assistance in Cameroon's Northwest and Southwest regions. 1322 were beneficiaries of a voucher program distributed by CRS in Mezam and Momo Divisions, while Caritas and IRC distributed NFI kits in-kind to 1000 internally displaced households in Fako Division in the Southwest. 100 households in Caritas's distribution  were also provided with emergency shelter kits. NRC finalized beneficiary selection of its cash for rent program to be implemented in both Bamenda and Kumba towns for 100 households.

  • 25 partners
  • $6.3 M (13%) required (funded)
  • 0.1 M / 35 000 / 7 428 people in need / targeted / reached(HH)

June 2022

Consistent with the first half of the year, the implementation rate in the month of June was quite low. Most of partners have finalized beneficiary registration, so while not many achievements were done in terms of households reached, the number of planned households to be targeted increased. It is hoped that implementation rates in the month of July will increase. 

  • 25 partners
  • $6.3 M (13%) required (funded)
  • 0.1 M / 35 000 / 3 564 people in need / targeted / reached(HH)

May 2022

During the month of May, the Shelter Cluster worked on finalizing its strategy which is now published. The strategy includes an update on the needs of internally displaced, returnee, and non-displaced people affected by the crisis and damage to their homes and also clarifies the approach of the Shelter Cluster partner in providing shelter and NFI assistance. Non-State Armed Groups announced a week long lockdown during the week from the 16th to the 20th of May, this impacted the ability of Shelter Cluster partners to proceed with their distribution of activities as normal. 

  • 25 partners
  • $6.3 M (13%) required (funded)
  • 0.1 M / 35 000 / 3 477 people in need / targeted / reached(HH)

April 2022

During the month of April, The Shelter Cluster had two workshops in each region of the Northwest and Southwest. The workshops focused on reviewing and analysing the results of a Plan International household assessment on shelter needs and also the OCHA Multisectoral Needs Asssessment and in brainstorming for how the strategy could be updated to better address those needs. The main conclusions from the workshops are found at the following links: 

Northwest Assessment and Strategy Workshop Action Points
Southwest Assessment and Strategy Workshop Action Points

  • 25 partners
  • $6.3 M (13%) required (funded)
  • 0.1 M / 35 000 / 3 778 people in need / targeted / reached(HH)

March 2022

During the reporting month, Shelter Cluster partners continued to implement, while mostly conducting activities for beginning the implementation of their programs in the second quarter of the year. In the month of March, the Shelter Cluster introduced an interactive dashboard to operationalize the information that partners are reporting from the Cluster 5W and to improve coordination between partners. During the Shelter Cluster meeting for the month of April, partners gave their feedback on eventual updates they would like to see in this dashboard.

  • 25 partners
  • $6.3 M (5%) required (funded)
  • 0.1 M / 35 000 / 3 778 people in need / targeted / reached(HH)

February 2022

During the reporting month, the Shelter cluster conducted its cluster coordination performance monitoring. The cluster coordination performance monitoring highlighted that the cluster needs to work on improving its core function in the areas of advocacy, technical coordination, integration, resource mobilization, legal and regulatory issues (housing, land, and property particularly), and accountability to affected populations. The action plan for the cluster is available online.

  • 25 partners
  • $6.3 M (5%) required (funded)
  • 0.1 M / 35 000 / 2 808 people in need / targeted / reached(HH)

January 2022

During the reporting month, 5 Cluster partners submitted reports to the Shelter Cluster’s 5W before the reporting deadline. This represents only 36% of the total number of partners that were reporting to the Cluster in 2021. 21,365 individuals (3,561 households) were assisted of which 11,622 individuals (1,937 households) are displaced in the Northwest and 9,743 individuals (1,624 households) in the South West.

  • 25 partners
  • $6.3 M (5%) required (funded)
  • 0.1 M / 35 000 / 3 795 people in need / targeted / reached(HH)

June 2021

The confrontations between Government Security and Defense Forces (GDSF) and non-State armed groups continue in both the North-West and South-West regions , caused the displacement of least 48,114 people ( 9,623 households) from January to June 2021 (according to the IOM DTM)  and  humanitarian workers continue to contend with challenges in the discharge of their duties . As the recent incident in June shows, almost the entire village of Infung was burned down by herders during the battle, and much of the village lost its homes and possessions.

  • 25 partners
  • $15.0 M (4%) required (funded)
  • 0.2 M / 0.1 M / 11 720 people in need / targeted / reached(HH)

December 2020

The number of people affected by the crisis in the North-West and South-West increased significantly in 2020. This significant increase can be explained by several factors. First, the continued deterioration of the security situation that has led to more displacement and increased needs.

  • 25 partners
  • $12.8 M (10%) required (funded)
  • 0.8 M / 0.8 M / 0.2 M people in need / targeted / reached