Briefing note

Protection is paramount for more than 470,000 refugees in Cameroon

Published 21. Jun 2024
Cameroon, once lauded for its relative stability, faces multiple complex and deepening crises today.

These include the violence perpetrated by non-state armed groups (NSAGs) in the Far North region, in the Northwest and Southwest regions and turmoil along its porous border with the Central African Republic (CAR).

The prolonged conflicts have left close to 3.4 million people in dire need of assistance and protection. These include refugees, internally displaced people, returnees and asylum seekers. Despite efforts by the Government, humanitarian and development actors, there are growing concerns for the country’s refugees and internally displaced people caught up in the second world’s most neglected displacement crisis.