Project profile — Cameroon - Protection and Livelihoods Assistance - International Rescue Committee 2018 and 2019

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Cameroon - Protection and Livelihoods Assistance - International Rescue Committee 2018 and 2019 - Overview
International Rescue Committee (XM-DAC-21506)
2018-05-28 - 2020-03-31
Country / region • Cameroon (100.00%)
Sector • Emergency Response
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


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.

Expected results

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.



Original budget $1,000,000
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
10-02-2020 Disbursement $1,000,000
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