Abstract for: System Dynamics Modeling of impacts of Central African Republic refugees in Eastern Cameroon

This paper portrays a System Dynamics (SD) approach, in which we study the effect of Central African Republic (CAR)’ refugees in the eastern part of Cameroon, as observed since 2005. We analyze and study the refugees’ dynamics through their displacement from the arrival point at C.A.R-Cameroun frontier until the eventual self-reliance inside Cameroon territory. The use of SD is to advance practical comprehension of complex refugees’ system and to evaluate their impacts on the hosting regions. SD can detect how structure and decision policies engender system behavior known as problematic and cope with the complexity of humanitarian issue. The simulation allows us to grasp the complex interrelation and the pattern of the refugees. The models are the inherent involvement of individual constituents of stocks. We highlight the heterogeneity of refugees’ coflow and display the attributes of stocks. Coflow underscores the evolution of the component, which gives an opportunity to maintain aggregate measure of heterogeneous population of refugees without evidently disaggregating them. Subscripts are used for formulating the aging chain.