World’s most fragile countries could see up to 1 billion cases of the coronavirus
Based on potential response scenarios, leading international humanitarian agencies estimate between 500 million and 1 billion COVID-19 infections, leading to between 1.7 to 3.2 million deaths, in 34 conflict-affected and fragile countries – among them Cameroon.
There remains a small window of time to mount a robust response to the coronavirus while it is still in early stages in fragile countries; urgent funding to frontline responses is needed.
Extreme social distancing is unsustainable in most humanitarian contexts, local approaches are needed.
Cameroon now has more than two thousand Coronavirus cases!
Cameroon has surpassed 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, signalling a need for urgent support in a country already tackling multiple humanitarian emergencies, including escalating violence and displacement. Devin is calling for increased support to help mitigate the spread of the disease especially among the refugee and displaced population and peasant farmers in rural communities. With almost four million people in need of humanitarian aid and the highest COVID-19 caseload across the Sahel and East Africa, this pandemic poses increased danger to people already suffering terrible violence. Devin shall be working to mitigate and respond to the spread of coronavirus within vulnerable communities, protect Devin staff, and ensure implementation of our life-saving and development programming as much as possible.