The observation was made as Cameroon joined other countries last week to celebrate the 21st edition of World Refugee Day
The Secretary General in the Ministry of External Relations says nearly 500,000 people live in Cameroon as refugees; yet, "only 30percent of them live in camps and sites designed to receive them."
Speaking during this year’s edition of World Refugees Day last week, Oumarou Chinmoun revealed that refugees in the country easily adapt to and integrate within the various communities that receive them. These communities, in turn, give them life-saving assistance.
Present at the event was the Resident Representative of the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Refugees in Cameroon, Guillaume Beer who expressed gratitude with Cameroon’s hospitality toward refugees.
A conference dwelling on the situation of refugees in Cameroon was organised at the Ministry of External Relations to mark the day and was placed under the theme: "Entrepreneurship and Economic Inclusion of Refugees."
Speaking on behalf of the refugee community in Cameroon, Mrs. Antoinette Ngama thanked the people of Cameroon for the show of solidarity and hospitality.