Cameroon hosts 1,937,835 persons of concern to UNHCR: 482,215 refugees and asylum seekers, 936,767 internally displaced persons, and 518,853 returnees (former IDPs). Gabon hosts 271 refugees and 53 asylum seekers.
In the Far North region, a protection needs assessment confirmed the difficult living conditions and protection needs of IDPs displaced during the intercommunal conflict between farmers/fishermen and herders in the Logone and Chari. Funding for the response remained critically low.
Humanitarian access in the North West and South West regions remained difficult due to the prevailing security situation marked by clashes between state and non-state armed groups, kidnappings, arson attacks, and killings, including the killing of a health worker by NSAGs.