CBM Supports the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan in Cameroon


General Pilot Countries
Five workshop participant posing for the photo in front of the UN-OCHA roll-up.

CBM was requested by UN-OCHA Cameroon to support the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) development in order to include the perspective and needs of persons with disabilities.

CBM project officer in Cameroon, Barbara Ngeah Achwe took part in the HNO development workshops on October 10th and October 27th in Maroua and in Buea for the Northwest and Southwest region in Cameroon. The workshop coordinated by UN-OCHA targets mostly national NGOs and provides the preparatory work for the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) data collection, forming the basis for the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). HRP is the foundation for all humanitarian endeavors in Cameroon in 2024.

In order to include the perspective and needs of people with disabilities, CBM advocated for the successful participation of several OPD leaders in the training, who already benefitted from capacity building under the Phase3-Leave no one behind! -project.

Moreover, Barbara Ngeah Achwe held a session on disability inclusion in humanitarian action where all participants of the HNO workshop took part. It is envisaged that the OPD representative will take over technical support activities to humanitarian actors long-term. 

Text by Annika Fuchs & Laura Masuch, CBM