Partner: UNHCR

UNHCR and Better Shelter

By the end of 2018, there were over 1 million people of concern in Cameroon, out of which 668,494 were IDPs and 380,329 were refugees from bordering countries (most of them come from Nigeria and DRC). 

 Most of them are hosted in the far North region of the country, however, the security situation remains unstable there due to the presence of armed groups.

Since 2013, when armed groups took control of part of CAR, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their country, seeking safety in neighboring countries. Although the situation has stabilized, civilians are still being exposed to waves of violence forcing  most of the refugees to remain in their host countries.


In 2018, UNHCR implemented 480 Better Shelter units in Maroue, in the Northern part of the country, to be used as temporary housing.

More information about the situation here

Where we work

Project Information

LocationMaoura, Cameroon
Number of units768
PurposeTemporary housing