Protection Update for the Northwest and Southwest Regions, Cameroon, September - October 2023


The protection environment in September was marked by the “Back to School” lockdown enforced by Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG) in both regions from 02-18 September 2023. While a slight drop in the overall number of incidents was recorded in September (compared to the previous month of August), this was mostly due to the reduction of protection monitoring for security reasons as a result of the imposed lockdown.

Significant lockdown-related incidents impacted response activities and the general security context of the Northwest and Southwest regions. Communities faced protection concerns during this period of heightened violence and unrest