International Medical Corps began working in Cameroon in 2008 in response to an influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) along Cameroon’s eastern border. Today, Cameroon is hosting an estimated 372,000 refugees from the neighboring countries of Nigeria and the CAR, in addition to nearly 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs).
As Cameroon struggles to meet the needs of these resource-poor populations, International Medical Corps is there providing basic healthcare, nutrition, gender-based violence prevention (GBV) and response services, child protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) in the underserved East, Adamaoua, North and Far North regions. To help address the prevalence of malnutrition among these vulnerable populations, we are providing nutritional supplements to mothers and young children. We are also helping Cameroonians to strengthen local healthcare capacity by training traditional birth attendants and other healthcare providers throughout the country.