CARE Cameroon
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CARE started work in: 1978

Cameroon ranks 153 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International has worked in Cameroon since 1978, collaborating with government stakeholders to respond to humanitarian needs.

History of CARE International's work in Cameroon

CARE International has worked in Cameroon since 1978. Since then, in collaboration with various government stakeholders and development actors, we focus on access to water, environmental protection, food security, and HIV prevention.

In recent years, violence in the Lake Chad Basin has led to mass displacement and an increase in humanitarian needs across northeastern Nigeria, Cameroon's Far North region, western Chad, and southeastern Niger. 

What CARE International does in Cameroon

Humanitarian needs in Cameroon are increasing due to the escalation and intensification of violence and insecurity in recent years, as well as from the impact of COVID-19. In response, CARE Cameroon is working in the Far North and north regions to distribute emergency cash and health kits, promote community hygiene and nutrition and construct shelters.

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 276,892
  • Women & girls 62%
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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