The Minawao refugee camp is an inhospitable home for some 60,000 refugees of Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict. A further 27,000 live precariously, often among relatives and friends, closer to the insecure border.
Cameroon’s Far North region hosts almost 200,000 forced migrants, including 80,000 IDPs and over 57,000 Nigerian refugees who fled the violence and settled either in Minawao camp or with local communities.
Unrest in Nigeria has forced 34,996 people to seek refuge in Cameroon, with 2,670 entering the country in January alone. Another 30,000 have been identified as IDPs as violence has spilled over the border.