Cameroon: Facts & figures 2016

from International Committee of the Red Cross
Published on 19 Apr 2017 View Original


Clashes and violence in the northern and eastern regions of Cameroon, according to figures published by ECHO, have led to an estimated 2.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. An estimated 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been identified in the Adamawa, East, North and Far North regions. These populations who have fled their villages because of violence have mostly found refuge in communities already in a precarious situation. This situation is adversely affecting the limited resources and livelihoods of the host communities.
Access to food, drinking water and health care remains extremely difficult.


  • 60,019 people received food aid
  • 7,750 detainees received basic foodstuff
  • 67 water points and 19 boreholes were rehabilitated in the Far North region
  • 61,000 people benefited from improved access to water in the Far North region
  • 19,640 people benefited from quality curative consultations
  • 123 war wounded were taken care of with kits for the injured provided by the ICRC
  • 2 health centers were rehabilitated in Meme and Maltam
  • 1,400 members of the armed, security and prison police forces were made aware of the rules of IHL and HRL, as well as the ICRC's mandate
  • 3,000 tracing requests were received, notably in refugee camps in the East and Far North.