The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision
AMOUNT: EUR 2 000 000
Cameroon is a large,diversified and growing country with a population of 20 549 221 bordered by Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic1, Republic of the Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. 60% of the territory is dominated by sub-tropical conditions while 40% falls in the semi-arid Sahel belt.
Despite political and social stability for the last 3 decades, large geographical disparities in economic status continue to exist with poverty rates significantly higher in rural areas and in the Northern regions of the country. The North and Extreme North did not benefit from infrastructure and productive investment, leaving the most populated part of the country particularly depleted. Whilst the European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection2 has classified the overall situation in Cameroon as a moderate humanitarian crisis with potential deterioration due to external shocks, DG ECHO's Integrated Analysis Framework for 2013-14 has identified high humanitarian needs in the North and Extreme North of the country. The vulnerability of the population living in this area is assessed to be high.