A report shows more than 1000 children have been killed (Taku, 2019). 377 Gender Based Violence (GBV) incidents were reported in the two regions. Some Regions of Cameroon have been marked as the main center that harbors IDPs with 162,700 IDPs (OCHA 2021). This influx exerts pressure on the available resources resulting to poverty, hunger, violence, dreams been shattered, children hawk items at the road side to support parents and the older ones engaged in a lot of promiscuity. Some of the children in crisis affected areas are either kidnapped or trained to be part of the armed civilians, others due to circumstances and threats were forced to join separatist groups. In the course of the strike these children are killed, some wounded and force to leave with the scar forever. Currently, the need for rehabilitation is largely unmet, in Cameroon more than 60% of the population do not receive the rehabilitation services they required. Thus this child soldier rehabilitation initiative seeks to restore children to good health and return them to a normal, healthy and financial condition.
To provide more than 15,000 children with opportunities for full and effective participation/inclusion in society and access to all services
- Provide psychosocial support to the child soldiers and
- Train, develop skills and integrate child soldiers into functional, economic life and absorb many into conservation.