Facts and Figures
Population (2020)
26.5 million
Net Migration Rate (2021)
-0.4 migrants/ 1,000 population
Remittances (2021)
USD 350.2 million
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2020)

To better understand the overall migration situation in Cameroon, please consult the IOM study Migration au Cameroun : Profil National 2009 (in French) available as a free download from the following link: https://publications.iom.int/books/migration-au-cameroun-profil-national-2009

Migration activities

Project: EUTF – IOM initiative for the protection and reintegration of migrants in Cameroon


  • Support Cameroon in improving the reintegration of returning migrants and in strengthening the capacity of national authorities in managing reintegration in a sustainable and dignified manner.
  • Allow returning and potential migrants to take informed decisions about their migration route and raise awareness among communities on the risks of irregular migration, as well as on the existing socio-economic opportunities available in the areas of implementation.
  • Strengthening migration data and communication regarding migrants’ routes, migrations fluxes and trends. Also, raising awareness on the needs and vulnerabilities of migrants in the target countries in order to support data based programming on migration.

Donor: European Union


Project: Emergency assistance to conflict-affected populations in Cameroon: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)

Since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis in 2014, the Far Not Region of Cameroon has experienced significant population movements. As of IOM’s December 2017 Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report, there were 241,030 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), 31,656 out of camp refugees and 69,730 returnees in the Region. In 2018, IOM Cameroon continues to implement its DTM as to provide the most accurate information to the humanitarian community, the government and all the other stakeholders as to, in fine, bring an appropriate response to the crisis.

Donor: European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)


Migration research

Project: Strengthening the management of financial resources generated by the diaspora to support the sustainable development of Cameroon


  • Survey of 1000 Cameroonian households as to understand how these funds are used and how to improve the impact of these transfers on the living conditions of the beneficiaries.
  • To strengthen the capacities of the private and public institutions as well as of the politic leaders in terms of: identification, design and development of policies and initiatives related to the transfer of funds of the Cameroonian migrants.
  • Promotion of more productive funds transfers through the sensitization of the various stakeholders: economic operators, migrants and households.
  • To identify the actions to undertake as to allow a better channeling of the funds of the diaspora.

Donor: IOM Devlopment Fund (IDF)

Career Opportunities

Being a member of the IOM team requires the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. As an international organization with a global mandate, IOM also aims to maintain an equitable geographical balance among its staff. As such, its recruitment efforts target, but are not necessarily limited to, nationals of its Member States. IOM is an equal opportunity employer and seeks committed professionals with a wide variety of skills in the field of migration. IOM staff work in multi-cultural environments, in which diversity and cultural sensitivity are valued.

Position Grade Closing Date
Consultant - Media and Communication EN Consultancy 09 June 2024
Interns – CVAC/M&E/PLOG/HR EN Internship 10 May 2024
Sr Operations Assistant Movement Yaounde EN | FR G6 7 April 2024
Operations Assistant Movement Yaounde EN | FR G5 7 April 2024
Final Operations Assistant Maroua EN | FR G5 7 April 2024
Final Operations Assistant FS Yaounde EN | FR G5 7 April 2024
Final Operations Assistant FS Yaounde EN | FR G4 7 April 2024
Final Operations Assistant Data Processing Yaounde EN | FR G5 7 April 2024
Final Operations Assistant Bertoua EN | FR G5 7 April 2024
Finance Assistant G4 7 April 2024
Logistic and Procurement Assistant (EN / FR) G4 10 March 2024
Administrative & Finance Assistant (EN / FR) G4 14 February 2024
Senior Finance Assistant (EN) G7 10 January 2024
Procurement Opportunities
Title Closing Date
Contact information

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Quartier Bastos
Ave URSS, Rue 1.826, Bâtiment 171
Yaoundé, Cameroon

Tel: + 237 222 20 32 78
Email: iomcameroon@iom.int
Facebook: https://facebook.com/OIMCameroun/
Website: https://rodakar.iom.int/country/cameroon