Central African refugees return home after seven years in Cameroon

By: Leanne de Bassompierre | Samael POM | Stéphane NOAH
6 min

Seven years after the start of the civil war that devastated Central African Republic and one year after the signing of the Khartoum peace agreements, the country is seeking to rebuild itself. This fragile process includes the return of some 600,000 Central African refugees, almost 270,000 of whom are in neighbouring Cameroon. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees is coordinating a major repatriation operation for 25,000 of them this year. Our team made the trip home with a group of these Central African refugees, some of them still traumatised by the violence they experienced.


A programme prepared by James Vasina.

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