Situation Report

Humanitarian Response: GBV Area of Responsibility

377 GBV cases were reported to relevant service providers. 100 per cent of survivors received assistance in accordance with the Do No Harm principle through secured and coordinated referrals. The number of reported cases represents those collected by GBV partners during activity implementation and are not a representation of all GBV incidents that took place in the two regions. The reported figures cannot therefore be used to generate or track GBV prevalence data.

Survivors of GBV incidents are mostly women, representing 92 per cent of the cases, with one per cent people with disabilities. 12 per cent of survivors are children. 45 per cent of survivors received psychosocial support, 40 per cent received health related support, and 13 per cent received livelihood services. There is a critical need to scale up lifesaving GBV services and advocate for access to affected communities in hard-to-reach areas.

GBV partners reached 15,933 people with prevention and response interventions, including GBV awareness raising and information on available services, dignity kits distribution, women and girls safe space activities, psychosocial support and psychological first aid, youth and adolescent support programmes, vocational training or women, capacity building for community members and frontline workers on GBV concepts, engagement of men and boys to raise awareness on GBV, and GBV risk mitigation.

During a three-days long training on the structuring and governance of Cameroonian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), organized by the Cameroon humanitarian organization initiative (CHOI), GBV AoR partners facilitated a module on GBV core concepts. Also, at a training on multisectoral needs assessment (MSNA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) distributed 300 copies of the GBV referral pathway to participants in Buea and Bamenda.