oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Meeting the food needs of refugee children in the northern and eastern regions of Cameroon: current challenges faced and strategies to overcome them - opinion

Volume 32 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



Conflicts in North Eastern Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR) have led to spillover effects in the Northern (Adamawa, North and Far North) and Eastern Regions of Cameroon. In 2016, an estimated 2.7 million people needed humanitarian assistance in Cameroon, majority of which were children, with the conflict-hit regions of Cameroon having the highest number of affected children. Refugee children in the Northern regions of Cameroon are food insecure due to the persistent Boko Haram terror in the Far North Region and the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). As of 2016, there were an estimated 332 000 refugees and asylum seekers in Cameroon and the figure keeps rising.

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