Early March, UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) appointed a representative for Cameroon. Kouassi Lazare Etien, the newly assigned representative for Cameroon offered his documentations to the Cameroonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The new UNHCR envoy for Cameroon spent four years in Bangui as the diplomat in the Central African Republic of the said institute just arrived in Cameroon.
During Etien’s stay in Bangui, the country was engaged in great political problems leading to the dislodgment of more than 400,000 people. He joined the United Nations in 1992 and has been working with High Commission for Refugees since 1994.
His various experiences make him a master in different and multifaceted issues in assistance to and protection of refugees and other classes of people under the directive of the United Nations Organisations.
UNHCR works hand-in-hand with the government and humanitarian partners in Cameroon in order to ensure the assistance to and protection of 365,000 refugees and seekers of asylum with the greater part of lives in the Adamawa, Eastern, Far North and Northern regions.
UNHCR also targets about 190,000 displaced in the host communities and country for interventions.