Number of people served: 8,506
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.