Cameroon: What the ICRC did in 2015

26 February 2016
Cameroon: What the ICRC did in 2015

The Far North Region of Cameroon continues to be the scene of clashes and violence, leaving many people dead or wounded and prompting hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. Many of the displaced have sought refuge in already struggling communities, putting further strain on means of subsistence, resources and services, including food, drinking water and health care.

In 2015:

 14,500 families in Mayo-Sava, Mayo-Tsanaga and Logone-et-Chari departments received food
6,950 displaced families received essential household items
5,100 host or extremely vulnerable families received a total of 75 tonnes of seed and 250 tonnes of fertilizer
29 hospital staff were trained in the surgical treatment and care of bullet wounds
3,000 tracing requests from members of families separated by conflict are being processed, notably in the refugee camps in the East and Far North regions of Cameroon
26 children were reunited with their relatives, with the support of the region's National Societies
5,500 detainees were visited by the ICRC, mainly in places of detention in the Far North and East regions and in Yaoundé
200 inmates of Yaoundé's main prison received hygiene items and mosquito nets
222 people received first-aid training
1,400 members of the armed and security forces and the penitentiary police were familiarized with the rules of IHL and international human rights law and with the ICRC's mandate
40 military judges attended an advanced IHL training seminar

Cameroon: Facts and figures 2015