Eric Ohena Lembembe. Photo via AP
In response to the increasing attacks on activists, LGBT organizations have suspended their projects through USAID, Care Cameroon, and the Global Fund in both Yaoundé and Douala. The organizations have claimed that their activities require a “minimum level of security” which is not being met in the “climate of homophobia”. The suspended projects include providing medical care, advocating for rights, supporting people imprisoned for their sexual orientation or gender identity, and STIs/HIV prevention. The Global Fund has since condemned the attacks on LGBT activists and was considering the requests made by the Cameroonian organizations.