Humanitarian Response: Protection
The protection environment in the NWSW remained volatile. Regular confrontations between State Security Forces and NSAGs, restrictions of movement and lockdowns, an increase in the use of IEDs by NSAGs, targeted attacks and killings, threats against people as well as raids and indiscriminate arrests continue to hinder the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Protection partners carried out assessments and focus group discussions (FGDs) in Njinikom, Wombong, Kikfuini, Ngwah, Aduk, Fungeh, Djichami, Abuh, Baicham, Mbingo 2, Mission Quarter, Mentang, and Tinifiombi villages in Boyo division in the NW. They recorded 47 flash alerts. In January, protection partners collected 564 incident reports including reports of physical assault and threats, the destruction of habitat, threat to life and personal security of persons, murder, SGBV cases, cases of eviction, and cases of arbitrary arrest and detention. All SGBV cases were referred to relevant GBV Area of Responsibility (AoR) partners.
131 persons received psychosocial support, 1,708 persons received legal and cash assistance, 68 persons were sensitized on the rights and responsibilities of IDPs, while 31 community members, humanitarian actors and State authorities received protection training. Protection partners conducted monitoring activities for more than 7,477 persons and assisted 568 IDPs to obtain national identity cards and civil status documents.