Gamboya Talaf, mère de 11 enfants est bergère à Dougmo I dans la localité de Makary, département du Logone-et-Chari, Extrême-Nord Cameroun. Daniel Beloumou/CICR

Cameroon: our action in 2023

In Cameroon, the ICRC deploys protection and assistance programs for people and communities affected by consequences of armed conflict and violence in the Far North, North-West and South-West regions, often in collaboration with the Cameroon Red Cross (CRC), its privileged operational partner.
Article 28 February 2024 Cameroon

In the Far North region, the ICRC has a sub-delegation in Maroua and an office in Kousseri. It has a sub-delegation in Buea in the South-West region and a subdelegation in Bamenda in the North-West region.

Here is an overview of the key facts and figures for the ICRC's work in Cameroon in 2023.

68 810 persople
benefited from improved access to drinking water in urban and rural areas.
171 744 patients
including 89’116 children under the age of 5, received health care in 13 health centers supported by the ICRC.

52 590 people
members of 21’433 households, received 1’467 tons of food consisting of oil, rice, salt and beans as part of the emergency response and food ration assistance.
9438 people
members of 1’573 vulnerable households, displaced or missing persons, received a cash transfer to launch income-generating activities or cover essential needs.
78 000 people
members of 13’000 vulnerable households, received 202’500 tons of staple crop seeds consisting of rice, maize, beans, okra and sorghum.
1042 people
teachers, researchers, students, magistrates and journalists were sensitized on the issues and challenges of IHL.
1154 family members
members of missing persons were contacted as part of the follow-up of their file.
21 places of detention
were visited.

To find out more about our work in Cameroon in 2023, take a look at our facts and figures.