Promoting sustainable forestry resource use and improved livelihoods in refugee settings: A CIFOR-ICRAF-UNHCR partnership to support communities affected by displacement in Cameroon

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Sub-Saharan Africa hosts 6.3 million refugees, more than 26 percent of the world’s refugee population. This represents an increase of 186 percent over the last decade compared to the previous figure of 2.2 million. As one of the most stable countries in the Central Africa region, Cameroon hosted about 2,190,106 forcibly displaced persons spread across the country as of 31 May 2023. This comprised 469,281 registered refugees, 8,825 asylum seekers, 1,066,254 internally displaced persons (IDPs), and 645,746 returnees arriving mainly from Central Africa Republic and Nigeria.

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