Over the last two years, there has been increased intensity of the crises in the NW and SW Regions of Cameroon resulting to the displacement of over 500,000 civilians to neighbouring countries, urban towns, French-speaking regions and the bushes (forests).
Considering the uncertainty of a speedy solution, ERuDeF through CAWI has initiated the humanitarian programme to assist the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon and IDPs in the French-speaking parts of Cameroon especially West and Littoral Regions.
In terms of the Humanitarian program scope and components, CAWI shall operate two functional identification centres;
The Humanitarian program components include; the IDP component managed by CAWI, the Biodiversity in crises component managed by the department of conservation in ERuDeF and, the Child-Sector component managed by CAWI.
The IDP component shall seek to assist IDPs in the domains of; protection/gender-based violence/psychosocial counseling, shelter and non-food items, nutrition/health, food security, food distribution, WASH, Education and, Early/Economic Recovery.
The child-soldier component seeks to achieve the following;
Dues to the current crisis in Cameroon, the population is forced to run into protected forest areas for safety causing destruction of biodiversity and protected habitat.