Since febuary 2014 at Garoua Boulaï, Cameroon, a border city of the Central African Republic (CAR). More than 22,000 refugees from CAR have crossed the border. For many, the journey was difficult and dangerous. They arrive in Cameroon completly destitute.
Refugees was destitute and the majority of them have only the clothes they wear, and are very tired, they walked many miles to cross the border and ate what they found along the way: a few leaves and roots. They were very weak physically.
Two international organizations were on the premises. Some small agencies also seek help from the international community.
Food was the first need of refugees. Find food was a real problem for them because they made long journeys, often on foot. In fear of violence, the majority of refugees have fled taking nothing with them, even something to eat.
We’ve join the efforts of those local residents of Garoua Boulaï who demonstrate a remarkable solidarity by distributing their own food to refugees when « global programs » are slow and often pending.
Donating clothes to refugees also gives a good reason to get rid of those extra items that have been sitting in closet too long.
Since the beginning of the conflict, children have been the forgotten victims of CAR crisis. Today, over 500 children are in need of assistance in this camp. These children are at risk of becoming a « lost generation » and cannot be ignored.
You can help some of refugee children and families to receive the life-saving relief and support they desperately need.