Cameroon hosts about two million persons of concern to UNHCR, including one million internally displaced persons*, 460,000 refugees and asylum-seekers and 466,000 IDP returnees. The refugees are predominantly from the Central African Republic and Nigeria, while the internally displaced persons mainly come from Cameroon's Far North, North-West, and South-West regions. 

Most of the 332,000 CAR refugees reside in towns and villages in Cameroon's eastern façade, while nearly 120,000 Nigerian refugees live in Cameroon's Far North Region. 52% of the refugees are women and girls, and 55% are children. 51% of internally displaced persons are children.

Cameroon Multi-Country Office covers Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe. UNHCR MCO Cameroon focuses on protection needs as well as providing documentation and promoting self-reliance for refugees and internally displaced persons. 

*(statistics from OCHA)

For information about our work in Cameroon:

  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
  • For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Cameroon, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

Contact Information

UNHCR REPRESENTATION OFFICE CAMEROON

Street Address:
QUARTIER BASTOS, RUE n0 1778, 7077 YAOUNDE, Cameroon

Mailing Address:
PO Box 7077, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Telephone:
237 222 029 54

Facsimile:
237 222 105 44

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 17:30
Friday: 8:30 - 14:30
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, Nouvel An
11 February 2021, Fete de la Jeunesse
02 April 2021, Vendredi Saint (Paques)
30 April 2021, Fete du travail
11 May 2021, Ramadan
13 May 2021, Ascension
20 May 2021, Fete Nationale de l'Unite
20 July 2021, Fete de Tabaski (Eid al Adha)
13 August 2021, Assomption
24 December 2021, Noel

The UNHCR Sub-Office at Bertoua

Street Address:
Kolbikon, Bertoua, Cameroon

Mailing Address:
PO Box 7077, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Telephone:
41 22 739 7671

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:30 - 17:30
Friday: 08:30 - 14:30
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, Nouvel An
11 February 2021, Fete de la Jeunesse
02 April 2021, Vendredi Saint (Paques)
30 April 2021, Fete du travail
11 May 2021, Ramadan
13 May 2021, Ascension
20 May 2021, Fete Nationale de l'Unite
20 July 2021, Fete de Tabaski (Eid al Adha)
13 August 2021, Assomption
24 December 2021, Noel