Since December 2016, the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon have been experiencing an ever-increasing situation of unrest and uncertainty. The situation has worsened with increased violent attacks and armed fighting after the presidential elections of October 2018, leading to a downturn of economic activity now in the regional capitals of Buea and Bamenda.
As a result, the number of IDPs has been rising dramatically, reaching 530,000 in March 2019. In addition, around 35,800 persons have fled to neighbouring Nigeria (OCHA: April 2019).
The proposed appeal builds on and complements Mission 21’s longer-term projects in the regions.