“Before COVID, the community didn’t really pay attention to us. Now we have a lot of power to make change – when we talk, people listen. It’s completely changed how we are perceived and treated.” - Female health worker, Uganda
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.