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Specific area: HO - Training Capacities Development

Duration: September 2022 - Ongoing

Cameroon is a country of mixed migration flows, including nationals of neighbouring countries fleeing violence to seek refuge in Cameroon but also Cameroonians who move from rural to urban areas as well as abroad. Because of the tensions and conflicts within the country, almost 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in Cameroon. This is in addition to the almost 500,000 refugees currently living there mostly coming from the Central African Republic. Regarding emigration, it is estimated that 1.4% of Cameroonians live abroad, of which 43% in the EU. Despite significant efforts put in place by the Government, with the support of civil society organisations and UN agencies, Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) remains an important issue for the country.

The ongoing Action brings together the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) and the Cameroonian Institute for International Relations (IRIC) to work together in the development of a training course on migration that could benefit Cameroonian civil servants as well as other ministries. The topic of migration has slowly entered the political agenda in recent years but has not yet been fully acknowledged as a political priority in the country, and its public officials lack knowledge on it. Hence the importance of this collaboration with the MIEUX+ team and experts. The course will cover a variety of topics such as 1) migration and development, 2) support in tackling THB and 3) better repection of migrants, refugees/asylum seekers and IDPs in the country.