Women tend to their crops at an Action Against Hunger project in Cameroon.

Cameroon

Thousands of people in the West African country, including refugees from neighbouring countries, struggle to get enough food.

Given its location and economic stability, Cameroon represents a land of refuge for people displaced from neighbouring countries.

Political strife in the Central African Republic, and violence linked to the rise of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region, have both led to an increase in refugees crossing the border into Cameroon.

There is also ongoing armed conflict between the government and local militias in English-speaking regions of the country, causing internal displacement and significant humanitarian needs.

Country facts

  • 25.2M

    Cameroon has a population of more than 25 million people.

  • 150

    Cameroon ranks 150th out of 189 countries in the Human Development Index.

  • 31.7%

    More than 30% of children under five in Cameroon suffer from malnutrition.

Action Against Hunger’s work in Cameroon

Our programmes in Cameroon include:

  • helping refugees and host communities in the east of the country with nutrition and livelihoods programmes
  • supporting communities in the country’s far north with water, sanitation and hygiene projects
  • distributing essential items and providing primary healthcare and nutrition treatment in mobile clinics to communities affected by conflict with Boko Haram
  • fighting against the underlying causes of undernutrition and promoting social cohesion
Contact tracing in CameroonSamuel, an Action Against Hunger contact tracer in Cameroon.

Contact tracing in Cameroon

How frontline workers are preventing the spread of coronavirus in the country’s capital Yaoundé.

Scaling up our work

Our reach

  • 325,843

    We reached more than 325,000 people in Cameroon through our programmes in 2019.

  • 192

    We have 192 staff based in Yaoundé, Batouri, Kousseri and Maroua.

  • 2014

    We've been working in Cameroon since 2014.

Save lives todayA child is screened for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger treatment centre in Cameroon.

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