Cameroon

Situation Report
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Humanitarian Response: GBV Area of Responsibility

In December, 245 GBV cases were reported to relevant service providers. 100 per cent of survivors received assistance through secured, coordinated referrals and in accordance with the do no harm principles. It is worth mentioning that the number of reported cases represent those collected by GBV partners during activities implementation and are not a representation of all GBV cases that take place in the two regions. The reported figures cannot therefore be used to generate or track GBV prevalence data.

Sexual violence represents 40 per cent of reported GBV cases. Survivors of GBV incidents are mostly women (86 per cent), with 6 per cent people with disabilities. 37 per cent of survivors are children. 36 per cent of survivors received psychosocial support (36 per cent), health (28 per cent), and livelihood services (45 per cent). 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 9,569 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, life skill development for 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 training.

Between 25 November and 10 December, to commemorate the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, GBV partners in collaboration with other cluster partners organized several activities including the dissemination of GBV messages in different localities where 2,000 persons were reached. UNFPA in the SW, in collaboration with WFP, organized a round table discussion with ten partners on the causes, consequences and prevention of GBV.

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