With support from the UNHCR-WFP Joint Programme Excellence and Targeting Hub, UNHCR and WFP undertook a joint assessment mission for Nigerian refugees in the Far North region in Cameroon. The assessment aimed to inform the understanding of household vulnerability and future programme design.
The assessment found that almost half of Nigerian refugee households in Minawao settlement and in the host community of the Far North are highly vulnerable. The assessment also found that while access to basic services is more favourable in Minawao settlement than in the areas in its vicinity, households residing in the host community have relatively better livelihood opportunities. Against the background of high vulnerability levels, more than half of refugee households resort to negative coping strategies to meet essential needs and the economic capacity to meet essential needs using available resources at household level is greatly limited.
The survey was designed to generate statistically representative findings for both the refugee population residing in Minawao settlement and the refugee population living among the local host population in the settlement´s vicinity. Primary data was collected through a structured household questionnaire, key informant interviews and focus group discussions.
The full report is available here.