The survey carried out by the European Union (EU) and the International organization for Migrants (IOM) show that Cameroonians that have been forced to return to the country most often than not end up in complete abject conditions to the ones they were in when they left.
The survey was carried between November 30 and December 7, 2020. The results show that amongst all the returnees, a massive 90% of them live in abject misery and only 10% of the deportees from the West manage to effectively bounce back upon arrival back to the country.
The survey was carried out in 10 towns spread across three regions in Cameroon (Center, Litoral and West regions). The choice of the towns and the regions was for the mere fact that they were considered as the major receptive areas for incoming migrants into the country.
The report further adds that these 90% of unaccompanied migrants who return to the country have no jobs, no money to set up businesses and mostly no accommodation facilities. Most of them have equally been abandoned by their families, while equally adding that many have equally been psychologically affected by their precarious conditions.
As a means of salvaging the conditions of these persons, the EU and the IOM have suggested that the government and its sponsors provide financial and material support to help these migrants set up for themselves income generating activities.