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UNHCR Cameroon MCO Factsheet - March 2021

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Multi-country Operation for Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome & Principe

Cameroon hosts 1,945,491 persons of concern to UNHCR: 446,792 refugees and asylum seekers, 1,032,942 internally displaced persons (IDPs), (321,886 in the Far North and 711,056 in the North West and South West regions), and 465,757 returnees (former IDPs). Gabon hosts 472 refugees and 62 asylum seekers.

The voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees in the Far North region began, with 2,436 individuals leaving the Minawao camp in four convoys, for Banki and Bama in Borno State, Nigeria during the reporting period. The returns happened according to terms agreed on by the tripartite commission on voluntary repatriation, consisting of UNHCR,
Governments of Nigeria and Cameroon.

Frequent clashes between state and non-state armed groups (NSAGs) continued in the North West and South West regions.

These, combined with incidents involving the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), abductions, and killings, led to the displacement of hundreds of civilians in both regions.