Project profile — Cameroon - Multisectoral Humanitarian Assistance - L’Œuvre-Léger 2021-2023


L'Oeuvre Léger (CA-CRA_ACR-2118923689)
2021-04-22 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Cameroon (100.00%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (23.00%)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (23.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (54.00%)

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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


March 2021— Current conflicts and instability mean that Cameroon is facing three separate humanitarian situations, as follows: (1) violence in northeastern Nigeria, cross-border raids and suicide attacks, which have caused significant displacement in the Far North region; (2) Central African refugees fleeing insecurity in the Central African Republic are arriving in the eastern part of the country; (3) conflict in the South-West and North-West regions is leading to significant internal displacements of the population. In 2022, at least 4 million people in Cameroon will be needing humanitarian assistance to meet their basic survival and protection needs, which are further aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. With GAC’s support, L’Oeuvre-Léger is meeting the urgent needs of 245, 048 people affected by the conflict in the Far North region. Project activities include: (1) building 25 sources of water benefitting 20,000 people; (2) providing free quality health services targeting 26,000 people; (3) treating severe acute malnutrition in 15,000 children under five; (4) delivering a cycle of cash-for-work activities during the annual lean season; (5) training 200 women leaders on the topic of women’s rights, who will share this knowledge with 30,000 vulnerable women and girls with the support of local leaders and the project team; and (6) facilitating community workshops on identifying protection risks and implementing community strategies to protect vulnerable people.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include the following : (1) access to, and safe and increased use of, sustainable drinking water sources; (2) increased access to comprehensive, free and quality medical care; (3) improved access to sustainable interventions to prevent, screen for and treat acute malnutrition in children under five; (4) increased ability to immediately respond to basic, quality and diverse food needs and access to these; (5) increased access to protection services, including prevention, response, referral and treatment services for gender-based violence; and (6) increased engagement of communities to prevent and respond to protection risks. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
02-05-2023 Disbursement $1,000,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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