The Central Africa Country Cluster office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. There are sub-offices in Bertoua, eastern Cameroon, as well as in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Office and is part of the IFRC Africa Region.
The 2016 mid-year operational report for the Cluster Office states that the geographic coverage of the Cluster Office includes Cameroon, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo and Sao Tome/Principe. The Cluster Office`s 2016 operational plan notes the following:
- the areas of focus are disaster risk reduction; livelihoods and health.
- population movement, urbanization and climate change are increasingly affecting the region.
- increased poverty and insufficient resources are pushing more people into urban areas, increasing the need to strengthen national society capacities in urban disaster risk reduction.
- the region is prone to epidemics including cholera, and endemic diseases (malaria and HIV/AIDs).
As at September 2016, the operations the cluster reported a 2016 annual budget1 of CHF5.5 million. The main recent operations included:
- Emergency Appeal – DRC Epidemic Yellow Fever/Cholera/Measles (MDRCD018: budget ~CHF2.1 million).
- Multi Country Cluster Office operational plan (MAA62001, budget ~CHF2.7 million) which included a Cameroon Refugees Assistance project with a 2016 annual budget of ~CHF2.1 million.As at the audit, the Office had just concluded a relocation from its previous premises, also in Yaoundé. There were twenty-one staff based in Yaoundé, ten staff based in Bertoua, and a further four staff based in the DRC.
The last internal audit of the Cluster Office was performed by the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) in 2011. The current internal audit was performed in November-December 2016, and was performed in Yaoundé.
Publication date: 01/02/2017
Document status: Final