The Europen Union will commit over XAF9 billion of humanitarian aid for the vulnerable population in Cameroon, a release published on July 23, 2020, revealed.
"This support targets the most vulnerable people, the displaced, and local communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic causing humanitarian challenges," the release stresses.
With these funds, the EU, which claims to be the largest humanitarian aid provider in the world, is supporting 16 projects implemented by humanitarian organizations. These projects are aimed at providing food, shelter, subsistence means, security and education, water supply, sanitation, and basic health services.
The projects are beneficial for a country like Cameroon, which is confronted with an unprecedented humanitarian situation. Indeed, besides supporting the population affected by the Anglophone crisis and the attacks of the Boko Haram sect in the Far North, the country also welcomes Nigerian and Central African refugees.
"In recent years, the EU substantially increased its support to meet the rising needs and the increased complexity of the humanitarian situation in Cameroon," the above-mentioned release states. It also reminds that in Cameroon, the EU funds long-term development actions such as projects that support rural education, health, and development. These actions are aimed at increasing the resilience of vulnerable communities in the East.