Covid Response in Cameroon
North West Cameroon has for a number of years been dealing with violent socio-political conflict driven by a separatist movement. There is conflict between crop farmers and cattle herding communities over land and access to resources (e.g. water). The socio-political situation has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee violence in search of safety. Now, many of the people we work with are internally displaced in rural areas. They are generally hosted by friends and family and consequently are forced to live in large groups sharing scarce resources. Due to this the risk of Covid is high and prevention is key.
Village Aid is responding to the Covid crisis by funding hygiene promotion and kits to 250 households in internally displaced communities in Mezam Division, plus we will be providing training for MBOSCUDA and NOWEFOR on WASH sensitisation and WASH generally.