Despite 591,200 doses made available, Cameroon has very low vaccination rates. As of June 26, only 110,324 people have been vaccinated with a first dose of the COVID vaccine and 21,991 are fully vaccinated nationwide.
In the North-west, South-west (NW/SW) and Far North regions, children and communities’ lives continue to be disrupted by armed conflict. Since January 2021, 71,197 people have been reportedly displaced.
Despite insecurity resulting in access constraints and funding shortfalls,
UNICEF in Cameroon has:
Ensured, more than 209,000 children attended classes in schools equipped to provide basic psycho-social support in risk-informed, safe learning environments in the Far North region.
Provided 2,800 children affected by conflict with psycho-social support delivered by equipped professionals in the NW/SW regions.
Reached, 93,850 caregivers with Infant and Young Child Feeding counselling and support.
The HAC 2021 remains significantly underfunded. In the second half of the year additional resources will become critical, with an expected response required to seasonal flooding incidences.