For several years, simultaneous humanitarian crises have affected the health and livelihood of people in Cameroon. Outbreaks of violence have limited access to health care and forced approximately 2.5 million people to flee their homes.
Cameroon is in the Sahel region of Africa, an area particularly affected by climate disruptions that have further exacerbated existing issues such as food insecurity, malnutrition, and outbreaks of diseases like cholera and malaria. “In the past two or three years, the climate has changed considerably,” said farmer and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mechanic, Abakar Mairou. “When the rain comes late, it means the harvest will be poor and we might miss the season.”