Cameroon

The ICRC's Yaoundé delegation promotes international humanitarian law, helps people displaced by violence, restores family links, visits detainees and fosters the development of the region's National Societies.

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In numbers

Our action in 2020 in Cameroon, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • 352,000 kg of food supplies
    3,800 households received 352,000 kg of food supplies
  • 3,350 weapon bearers
    3,350 soldiers, gendarmes, and police officers were trained in International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law.
  • 20,000 detainees
    20,000 detainees (60% of the prison population) received masks, soaps, gel, etc... to prevent Covid-19
  • 54,000 people
    54,000 people have benefited from better access to drinking water
  • 1,050,000,000 CFA francs
    16,000 households benefited from 1,050,000,000 francs CFA in cash to strengthen their economic security
  • 76,000 patients
    76,000 patients received care in ICRC-supported health care facilities
  • 330,000 bar soaps
    We distributed 330,000 soaps and 20,000 handwashing devices as part of the Covid-19 response
  • 12 people reunited
    12 people, most of whom were unaccompanied children, were reunited with their families in Cameroon, CAR, and Nigeria.