Meeting the Needs of Internally Displaced Christian Boko Haram Victims: A Case Study of Mokolo in the Far North Region, Cameroon


  • Moussa Bongoyok Institut Universitaire de Développement International (IUDI)


Since 2014, the Far North Region of Cameroon has experienced regular attacks from Boko Haram and, more recently, the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). These attacks have affected followers of all three major religions in the region, but Christians have been hit the hardest. Many have been forced to abandon their churches, villages, farms, and businesses and seek refuge in Mokolo, where they feel safe. While nonprofits and churches have quickly provided urgent needs like food, medical assistance, and shelter, many other crucial needs are often overlooked. This study dives deeply into the Mayo Tsanaga division victims' needs, offering insights into a holistic and sustainable approach to relief and aid. The article also highlights the importance of critical strategic preventive measures in at-risk villages and cities.

Author Biography

Moussa Bongoyok, Institut Universitaire de Développement International (IUDI)

President, Professor of Intercultural Studies and Holistic Development


2023-10-03 — Updated on 2023-10-04