The Protection Cluster in Cameroon recently published its monthly protection updates for the Far North and North West South West regions.

  • Far North Region of Cameroon: During the month of January, numerous attacks by armed groups (ISWAP) took place in the department in the districts of Logone Birni and Hile Alifa in the department of Logone-et-Chari; and in several localities of Mayo Tsanaga. These attacks caused civilian injuries and destruction of property and homes as well as resulted in new population movements. A total number of 313 protection incidents were reported by the protection monitors during the month of January.

The Protection Cluster calls for greater support to fund the Protection Sector’s emergency response to respond to the crisis in Logone Birni and to strengthened the Nexus approach in the context of the Far North crisis. Read the publication: Monthly Protection Update Far North February 2022

  •  North West South West Region of Cameroon: Some 358,657 people remained displaced within the two regions and 383, 596 are considered as returnees. In January, a total of 157 priority protection incidents were reported by protection monitors mainly arbitrary arrest and unlawful detentions, as well as physical assault and abuses. In addition, GBVIMS recorded a particularly high number GBV incidents in the month of January, mainly psychological violence, and denial of opportunities and services.

The protections risks highlighted in this month’s report – such as the high number of cases of emotional violence and denial of opportunities against women, and also the number of cases at risk of forced eviction of rented housing – call for an increase of the funding of livelihood and income generating activities as part of a durable response to those risks. Read the publication : Monthly Protection Update North West South West February 2022