Transitional Safety Net for Central African Refugees

Cameroon is host to 252,344 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) in the eastern part of the country (East, Adamawa and North regions).

While refugees in Cameroon enjoy many of their fundamental rights, such as the right to work and the right to education and healthcare, the majority of CAR refugees nevertheless live in extreme poverty in the least developed regions of the country. In reality, refugees struggle to meet their most basic daily needs, such as food, water, shelter or healthcare and suffer from high levels of chronic malnutrition. Results from vulnerability analyses reveal alarming levels of extreme poverty amongst the refugee population, showing that over 80% are considered ‘extremely vulnerable’ and in need of assistance, yet current levels of aid fall well below this level.