The ICRC’s regional delegation for Central Africa has been based in Yaoundé, Cameroon, since 1992, and covers activities in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Cameroon. We respond to the consequences of armed conflict and other situations of violence in Cameroon. 

Portrait of a woman and her children in front of their house in Maroua.

Our work in Cameroon

In Cameroon, the ICRC supports vulnerable people and communities in the country’s Far North, North-West and South-West regions.

We encourage all weapon bearers to respect and apply the fundamental rules of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. We hold training sessions to strengthen their knowledge of the law and improve respect for humanitarian principles.

We help restore family links between people separated by armed violence and strive to find missing people. We visit people deprived of their freedom to ensure that their treatment and living conditions comply with internationally recognized standards.

As well as delivering emergency relief to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people and communities, we help provide more sustainable solutions by improving their access to health care and drinking water and by supporting livestock breeders and farmers.

Contact us


Rue 1805 BP 6157 Yaoundé Cameroon

Media contact

Samou Kam Epse Belinga Rosine Solange


+ 237 699 026 734

Our work with the Cameroon Red Cross

The ICRC holds first-aid training for National Red Cross Society volunteers in the region and supplies them with material and equipment for evacuating and caring for the wounded. It also helps them strengthen their family-links network and promote the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.