Impact of Lockdown Situations on Protection Response in Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon


The recurrent lockdowns imposed by Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) in the North-West and South-West (NWSW) regions impacted protection partners’ activities in the field, slowing down the implementation process and reducing affected communities’ access to protection assistance. The capacity to reach those in need of assistance, to gather and collect data in affected areas, is drastically lowered by the lockdowns. Thus the Lockdowns have slowed down field activities and worsened the condition of some beneficiaries facing serious protection threats. Routine checks or consultations to affected persons in urgent need for psychological and psychosocial support have for example been halted. Those facing mental and physical violence are experiencing more trauma, as a result.