OCHA continued to ensure the coordination of the response in the NWSW regions and continued to advocate for humanitarian access and for effective and principled humanitarian action through regular meetings with relevant stakeholders. OCHA provided support to secure access for three humanitarian monitoring and assessment missions of United Nations agencies in the NWSW. This included missions to Bafut and Wum subdivision in the NW, and to Kumba and Mamfe in the SW.
OCHA briefed members of several humanitarian clusters on the compact to end demands for illegal payments from humanitarian organizations. This compact aims at ending the demands for financial or in-kind payments for access and to humanitarian organizations and encourages humanitarian partners to report such requests for illegal payments to OCHA, to support advocacy with those who are trying to impose this practice. From 3 to 5 February, the Cameroon humanitarian organization initiative (CHOI), a platform of national NGOs, organized a training to support the governance of CSOs. The training was sponsored by the Canadian Government. It aims at building the capacities of 15 local CSOs in the NWSW regions on humanitarian principles, gender, protection, disability mainstreaming, as well as accounting, human resource management, fraud, and corruption.