Strengthening the shelter response as displaced populations grow in Cameroon

Region: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Year: 2021
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 51-100
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building

By 2021, Cameroon was host to nearly 2 million persons of concern, encompassing over 450,000 refugees and over 1 million internally displaced people. In the far north of Cameroon, some 300,000 people had been displaced to seek safety from armed violence, and continue to face the dire risk of extreme hunger and malnutrition. In the northern Mirawao camp alone, some 60,000 displaced people have settled after uprooting their lives, with a growing population far exceeding the camp’s original planned capacity of just 10,000 people.

With growing displacements and heightened security risks to the civilian population in the far north, UNHCR provided 75 RHUs for 75 people with specific needs.