BACKGROUND TO THE CRISIS
There have been more than 1,200 cholera cases reported in Northern Cameroon since the 24th July 2014, including more than 200 deaths. Logone-et-Chari and Mayo Sava are the hardest hit areas, according to the Cameroonian Minister of Public Health. The weekly caseload increased by 18% between the 21st and 26th July 2014. Neighbouring Nigeria has also witnessed an increase in cases since September 2013. There have been 24,683 cases reported in Nigeria since the beginning of 2014 up until the first week of July 2014.
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GHA AND THE START NETWORK
The GHA Programme is partnering with the START network to help to inform its funding allocation decisions. The START network is a consortium of British-based Humanitarian INGOs, which has recently launched its own fund to help fill funding gaps and enable rapid response to under-reported crises where need is great.
When the START members issue a funding alert, we produce (within 12 hours) a rapid overview of the humanitarian funding picture – recent funding, an overview of appeals and funds, and analysis of donor trends. The analysis is targeted not only at the START network but to a wider set of stakeholders engaged in these crises – including donors, humanitarian organisations, analysts, advocates, and citizens.