Number of people served: 12,010

In 2017, Cameroon hosted approximately 97,400 refugees and asylum seekers. A majority of these refugees are from Central African Republic, driven west by war.  Cameroon also hosts refugees from Chad and from Nigeria. Cameroon is also facing the internal displacement of more than 230,000 of its own citizens, due to internal political tensions and the insurgence of Boko Haram in its northern region.

Our Work in Cameroon

JRS works in Eastern Cameroon to support refugees and local populations by providing access to vocational training, psychosocial support, community-based preschool centers, and women’s empowerment programs. JRS’s work in Eastern Cameroon is supported by the United States Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration. 

See Our Work

A student at a JRS supported school poses with her school books. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A student works with a JRS volunteer at school in Eastern Cameroon. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A JRS supported classroom in Batouri, Cameroon. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Man watering plants near Batouri. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
The Jesuit Refugee Service runs an Adult Literacy program in eastern Cameroon to help refugee and local adults learn basic French, counting skills and money management. Many women participate in the program. (Jacquelyn Pavilon/Jesuit Refugee Service)