Care for victims of violence in Extreme North region of Cameroon


Since 2011, violent attacks by armed opposition groups and the counterinsurgency operations of the Nigerian army have forced hundreds of thousands of people from northeast Nigeria to seek refuge in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

During the past two years, violence has increasingly spread from Nigeria into the three neighbouring countries, causing further displacement. By the end of 2016, there were around 86,000 refugees and 198,000 internally displaced people in Cameroon.

In response, we scaled up our activities during 2016 in several locations in the north of the country, providing healthcare, including maternal services and nutritional support, in the UNHCR-administered Minawao camp.

Our staff carried out 58,147 consultations during the year. They also improved water and sanitation, trucking in 3000 cubic metres of water per week and assisting with the construction of 32 kilometres of pipes to find a permanent solution to the scarcity of water in the camp.

In 2018
Mora - Far North Region of Cameroon

Conflict in Far North region strips people of hope

Project Update 3 Dec 2019
Franck Ale - MSF Epidemiologist

How to identify the causes of an epidemic and respond strategically

Interview 21 Aug 2019
MSF working to prevent a new cholera epidemic in northern Cameroon

A multidisciplinary approach to stem the spread of cholera

Project Update 21 Aug 2019
One-shot intervention in Menka, North-West Region of Cameroon

Five things to know about the violence in North-West and South-West Cameroon

Project Update 23 May 2019
Goura, Cameroon - Displaced from Rann, Nigeria

Nothing to drink and nowhere to sleep for thousands who’ve fled Rann, Nigeria

Press Release 14 Feb 2019
Cameroonian Refugees in Cross Rive State
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Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

25 Jan 2019
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