Our Work in Cameroon
JRS works in the areas of Batouri, Bertoua, and Garoua-Boulai, Eastern Cameroon, to support both refugees and local communities by providing access to vocational training, psychosocial support, community-based preschool centers, and women’s empowerment programs. Our programs focus on women and youth empowerment, as well as peace, reconciliation, and social cohesion by encouraging refugee and host communities to learn and work together. JRS’s work in Eastern Cameroon is supported by organizations such as the United States Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration, Misio Aachen, and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).
In 2021, JRS started assisting forcibly Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bertoua and Yaounde (coming from the north and southwestern regions due to the anglophone crisis) through primary and secondary education, psychosocial support, and livelihoods activities.