Tensions between government forces and separatist fighters in the Northwest and Southwest Anglophone regions have increased insecurity and violence in these areas. Attacks against civilians by Boko Haram militants has also increased, particularly in the northern Far North region.
Compared to 2019, 2020 saw an increase in displacement due to increasing conflict and violence. The conflict in the Anglophone regions has accounted for around tens of thousands of newly displaced persons.
2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Report
The SHCC identified 17 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Cameroon in 2020, compared to eight such incidents in 2019. These incidents affected health facilities and health workers, forcing health facilities to close, and depriving communities in need of vital health services.