Refugees Welfare Association (REWAC) Cameroon is a small indigenous non-governmental organization registered under Cameroon law in March 2009. It is dedicated to actions, activities, projects and programmes that defend the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons.
The organization was started in Tiko, Cameroon by a group of legal minds concerned about the consistent and systematic violation of the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons. Contrary to expectations, the 2005 National Law on refugees in Cameroon is not in tandem with the Constitution of the country, let alone relevant International Conventions to which Cameroon is a signatory.
There is therefore an urgent need to address these lacunae by setting up a strong network of pro-bono refugee lawyers in Cameroon for the effective protection of the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons who are increasing on a daily basis. This makes the challenge a collective one.
REWAC’S Mission Statement: Rebuilding Refugees lives for a Brighter Future.
REWAC’S Vision: To bring about the autonomy and sustainable livelihood of Refugees.