Minawao Refugee Camp – Cameroon

  • Site:  Minawao Refugee Camp
  • Country/Region: Cameroon
  • Active Since: 2017
  • Trees planted: 40K trees
  • 2020 planting season: 
  • Scale-up potential: 150K trees
Impact Highlights
  • Reforestation of UNHCR refugee camp to help provide livelihoods.
Helping during a refugee crisis

Sometimes surprising partnerships lead to unexpected results. Since 2017, the world’s largest humanitarian aid agency the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) and Land Life Company, with the support of the Dutch National Postcode Lottery, have joined forces to build a Green Refugee Camp in the Far North of Cameroon.

Designed to accommodate 10,000 refugees, the Minawao camp currently hosts over 60,000 people. Land Life Company believes that by planting trees in and around the camp, so much of the pressure the land currently faces can be alleviated. Refugees and local NGOs are trained and eager to begin work scaling reforestation, creating further revenue streams by planting productive trees.