The Protection Cluster in Cameroon recently published its monthly protection update for North West South West region.
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.