Cameroon

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.

JRS 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 programmes. 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 of the JRS Adult Literacy programme in eastern Cameroon aimed at helping refugees and local adults learn basic French, counting skills and money management.
The Jesuit Refugee Service runs an Adult Literacy programme in eastern Cameroon to help refugee and local adults learn basic French, counting skills and money management. Many women participate in the programme. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Man watering plants near Batouri.
Man watering plants near Batouri. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A JRS supported classroom in Batouri, Cameroon
A JRS supported classroom in Batouri, Cameroon. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Apou Charlotte, Cameroonian woman from Boubara town, who welcomes refugees from the Central African Republic into her house.
Apou Charlotte is a Cameroonian woman from Boubara town. As refugees arrive from the Central African Republic, she welcomes them into her homes. She attends the Jesuit Refugee Service Adult Literacy Class and is the vice president of the Parent-Teacher Association. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS West Africa Regional Director

Fr Eric Goeh-Akue SJ

eric.goeh-akue@jrs.net

Project locations:

Batouri, Bertoua

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