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Yaoundé clinic

This clinic targets refugee victims of torture and gross human rights abuse referred largely from UNHCR and Cameroon Red Cross. Referrals are also made from a range of local and international organizations as well as government ministries. More than 50% of clients are self-referred or referred by leaders in the refugee community in Cameroon.   Clients are registered, assessed, provided with prescription drugs as necessary, given supportive counseling, and where appropriate referred to the Red Cross or general/psychiatric hospital.



Yaoundé Outreach Programme

Every Wednesday and Thursday morning, CRAT clinical staff provide a psycho-educational talk to refugees at the Cameroon Red Cross that day. Topics discussed in these talks include CRAT and the services they offer, coping with trauma, coping with loss, stress, substance abuse, nutrition, birth control, safe sex, and malaria. After the talk people come to talk to the counsellor on an individual basis, an assessment will be conducted and following this the client will either receive counseling from CRAT or be referred. 

Once per month, the counselor uses one of these days to run a group program to encourage healing and support among the attending refugees. Storytelling, drama and dance techniques are used. Often the refugees will also pray together and share ways of coping with the adversity in their lives.


Clinic hours: Monday – Friday 8am-1pm


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