Cameroon

Situation Report
Emergency Response

Nutrition

Partners used adapted intervention strategies such as mobile health teams and community-based strategies, which facilitated access to the affected population in hard-to-reach areas. During the first semester, an average of 32,772 children (48 per cent boys and 52 per cent girls) have been screened for acute malnutrition and those with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were referred for treatment. Access to treatment remains the main bottleneck of the programme in the regions. It is estimated that 500 children with SAM (< 15 per cent of the yearly target) have been admitted for treatment in different treatment centers.

Nutrition actors reached about 7,239 children including 3,403 boys and 3,836 girls aged 6-23 months and 4,479 pregnant and lactating women (PLW) in locations considered food insecure with specialized nutritious food (SNF) through blanket supplementary feeding programme (BSFP).

By the end of July, BSFPs will be on hold due to the depletion of nutritional supplementary feeding available in the country, operational funds for such being almost exhausted. The pipeline for ready-to-use therapeutic food is also largely underfunded as less than 10 per cent of the needs are covered until the end of the year.

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