• Crisis Severity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 2,589,000 People exposed [?]
  • 2,589,000 People affected [?]
  • 279,000 People displaced [?]
  • 711,000 People in Need [?]



Cameroon hosts the largest refugee population from CAR, close to 260,000 refugees, who are mainly located in the East and Adamaoua regions. ? Many have been displaced for several years, including 45,000 people who have been in Cameroon for more than 10 years. Over 70% of CAR refugees are staying with host communities, putting significant pressure on already limited resources and services. Tensions between refugees and the host community for access to drinking water, fields, and social services such as education and health are reported.? Most CAR refugees are entirely dependent on humanitarian assistance, with education, health, food, WASH, protection, shelter and livelihood opportunities reported as priority needs.?

Latest Developments


No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

Humanitarian Access



Humanitarian access continues to be restricted due to the volatile, unpredictable security situation, travel restrictions, and poor road conditions. Widespread violence and insecurity in the Anglophone Northwest and Southwest regions at the hands of state security forces and separatists deteriorated in the past six months and started spreading to neighbouring Francophone regions. Increased targeting of civilians, health and education facilities has limited access to services. The interruption of humanitarian operations and access is further exacerbated by government-installed curfews; lockdowns imposed by separatists, and damage to roads and bridges deliberately aimed to restrict mobility. Access to the Far North region remains restricted as Boko-Haram related violence increased in March and the threat of IEDs persists.

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