|Reporting Organization:||International Rescue Committee|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 2,000,000|
|Timeframe:||May 29, 2018 - April 1, 2020|
International Rescue Committee
|Cameroon - $ 2,000,000.00 (100.00%)|
|Humanitarian Response (100 %)|
March 2018 – The humanitarian situation in Cameroon continues to be of deep concern and affects millions of vulnerable people. In the Far North region, 2.1 million people are in need of assistance following conflict and insecurity related to Boko Haram, which represents about 65% of all needs across the country. Of particular concern are protection of civilians, food security and access to water, sanitation and hygiene. With GAC’s support, International Rescue Committee is helping to assist up to 7,625 conflict-affected people in the Far North region. Project activities include: (1) supporting people at risk, including survivors of gender-based violence, through a protection and information centre, a safe space, and provision of support such as protection services, benefiting up to 1,248 people; (2) training of state and non-state actors on legal protection framework (human rights, rights of refugees and internally displaced persons, international humanitarian law), benefiting up to 230 people; (3) providing unconditional cash transfers to increase buying power to meet basic needs, benefiting up to 2,625 people; and (4) creating village saving and loan associations to allow vulnerable women and girls to control resources and propriety, benefiting up to 300 people.
|Gender and age:||Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men|
|Total Direct Population:||7,625|
|1248||Protection services provided|
|230||State and non-state actors trained|
|2625||Unconditional cash transfers provided|
The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved equal access for women and girls to protection services including for gender-based violence; (2) reduction of protection risks related to violence at community level; (3) improved basic needs coverage; and (4) increased opportunities for people affected by the conflict to generate revenue and control resources. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.