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: As of February 2022, protection monitors recorded 45 incursions and attacks by non-state armed groups including attacks on military posts but also attacks on villages directly affecting the civilian population. In February, a total of 595 protection incidents were reported by protection monitors, the vast majority of which remain theft and destruction of personal property.

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 support a holistic response to the situation of food insecurity including mitigation and response to protection risks. 

Read the publication: Monthly Protection Update Far North March 2022

North West South West Region of Cameroon: In February 2022, a total of 279 priority protection incidents were reported by protection monitors and like in previous months they mainly related to arbitrary or unlawful arrest/detention and torture or inhuman, cruel or degrading treatment. This month, around 72% of IDPs in NWSW divisions of Nkwen and Mankon (NW), Bomaka and Bueka (SW), have reported HLP rights violations including the lack of access to adequate housing and the risk of forced eviction due to
insecure land tenure.

The NWSW crisis requires dedicated funding for the HLP coordination and response. Currently very few partners have expertise and activities on HLP while urban IDPs have difficulty to access arable lands and need legal assistance to secure tenure and prevent forced eviction.

Read the publication :Monthly Protection Update NWSW March 2022