The European Return and Reintegration Network is an initiative of 16 European states that helps to ensure that people on the move can return home in a dignified and humane manner. ERRIN is working with local organisations on the ground in 40 countries, offering comprehensive assistance for returning migrants. Following the initial aid provided right upon arrival, the reintegration support may involve support for housing, medical treatment, vocational training and educational needs, or setting up a business.

In Cameroon, we work with the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) and the European Reintegration Support Organisations (ERSO) through Caritas.

About the the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) — Voluntary return only

The reintegration assistance is provided in every region of Cameroon (Yaundé and Duala) for returnees who have returned under the ERRIN programme. OFII is a French public agency. Part of their work is to assist voluntary returnees from France to their country of origin. OFII has offices in several countries, among other in Cameroon, which take care of persons after their return.


The reintegration assistance on the ground is provided by CCEY-CA through Caritas International Belgium (CIB) and the ERSO Network. CIB is a NGO active
in reintegration support since 2007. CIB works in close cooperation with partners in Europe, and large parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Caritas International is member of ERSO (European Reintegration Support Organisations). ERSO is a network of non-governmental organisations involved in return counselling and reintegration support. The objective of ERSO is to exchange information, collect expertise and develop best practices in the field of return and reintegration.

Considering going back to Cameroon supported by ERRIN?

Ask your social worker or counsellor for details. If you have already returned to Cameroon, contact one of our local partners.


The French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII)

OFII, Ambassade de France au Cameroun
Plateau Atémengué
BP 102 Yaoundé

00 237 222 227 976 ;

Centre de Création d’Entreprises de Yaoundé-Consultants Associés

Fin cimetière Ngousso, derrière l’immeuble
Auto-Ecole Métropolitaine,
Yaoundé, Cameroon

Alternative contact details:
Caritas International
Phone: +32 2 229 36 46

00 237 6 75 02 28 76 ;

You have a year after your arrival to benefit from the programme. What you might ask for:

When you arrive
Airport pick-up or reception at place of arrival
In-country onward travel assistance
Referrals for urgent medical care
Temporary accommodation (max 10 days)
Other basic essentials
Reintegration assistance
Bespoke assistance for vulnerable people
Business start-up assistance
Job placement assistance
Longer-term housing support
Schooling and language training
Social, legal and medical support
Technical and vocational training