What we are doing
Action Against Hunger has been present in Cameroon since 2014. Initially we worked to strengthen relationships and build up communities in areas of large refugee influx. We supported the host communities and those fleeing from neighbouring countries by setting up sustanable projects to empower and build confidence. Four years later, we have now ended these emergency programmes working with Central African refugees and their host communties.
In 2016 the Maroua base in the Far North was set up to help the surrounding districts' health centres and support the existing health systems. We have since been working here to improve access to clean water and sanitation facilities. Our teams also run hygiene education sessions to help reduced water-borne illnesses. A rapid response project was started in Mayo Sava and Mayo Tsanaga departments to undertake multisector assessments of new population displacements and respond to their basic needs as well as essential water, hygiene, sanitation needs.
Programmes in Cameroon include:
- Continuing to assess new refugee communties' needs
- Improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities
- Education programmes to prevent the spread of water borne diseases
- Projects to increase communities' access to jobs and improve livelihoods
- Psychosocial support groups
- Screening and treating children suffering from malnutrition