Cameroon: Displacement in the Far North
Created: 04/04/2016 +

Overview

Since 2013, the conflict between Boko Haram (BH) and the Nigerian Government has spilled over into neighbouring countries, including Cameroon.

BH attacks in Cameroon intensified in December 2014, and in February 2015 the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) launched an offensive, led to another influx of displaced people to Cameroon.

As of end April, there were 400 new arrivals every day at the only refugee camp, Minawao, which hosts 37,000 refugees.

In total, there are 81,700 IDPs, 36,000 returnees and 74,000 Nigerian refugees in Far North region. Access to water and sanitation is lacking. In addition, 200,000 people in the Far North live in acute food insecurity and about 35% of children in border areas are estimated to be malnourished.