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09 May 2016 description
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Displacement in Eastern Africa is predominantly of a protracted nature. At the end of February 2016, there were 11.7 million people displaced in the region, mostly in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia (UNHCR), and at least half are children. Although most have been displaced for several years or even decades, few have durable solutions prospects such as returning to their home, being integrated into their host communities or settle elsewhere.

12 Apr 2011 description

ABSTRACT: The Lord’s Resistance Army continues to be a threat to the livelihoods of civilians in a vast area of Central Africa. Three countries are affected by the actions perpetrated by a militia with a humanitarian impact far higher than its actual size would suggest. INTERSOS, present both in Southern Sudan and in Democratic Republic of Congo, is implementing a regional strategy to respond to this crisis with the goal to utilize its relative added values in terms of flexibility and cross border presence.

16 Mar 2011 description

Following a recent protection report by INTERSOS, tensions seem to be rising in the northern DRC between local communities and Mbororo nomads. In the area, which is already targeted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) frequent attacks, many Mbororos have been forced to flee as a consequence of increasing confrontations with the Congolese Army (FARDC). Many of them have taken shelter in South Sudan, in the area of Ezo, where they have received assistance by humanitarian agencies working there.

31 May 2007 description

A pilot WebGIS platform to support Returnee Monitoring in West Darfur

This is a pilot Open- Source WebGIS platform developed by INTERSOS, with the technical support of the research center ITC-irst and its spin-off MPA Solutions, to support returnee monitoring in West Darfur (Sudan) for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The Darfur crisis requires that the most timely data sharing be applied in managing information about the humanitarian situation regarding refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

27 Aug 2004 description

Jeneina, West Darfur, August 27th 2004.

After many months of conflict in Habilla, West Darfur, the victim needs are duly addressed for the first time. INTERSOS, the Italian humanitarian NGO who is active in West Darfur, particularly in Jeneina and in Chad, has opened its third operational base in Habilla where new humanitarian interventions are being undertaken.

Habilla is a strategic site because of its geographic position.

23 Aug 2004 description

At 1pm CET of 18th of August INTERSOS has received at the airport of Al Geneina, in the west Darfur, a freighter C-130 with a load of helps for the humanitarian emergency intervention in progress in Sudan. The flight has been available thanks to the Italian Office of the Foreign Business and it has allowed the Humanitarian Italian Organization to transport 8000 jerry cans for the water, 1200 plastic buckets, 10 tons of emergency food.

With the freighter has also arrived material logistic of vital importance for the operations of INTERSOS, among which a four-wheels car.

15 Jun 2004 description

In the border area of South-Eastern Chad, INTERSOS, in partnership with U.N. Agencies UNHCR, WFP, and UNICEF is facing a refugee emergency situation provoked by a massive population influx from Darfur, Sudan. Almost 200,000 Sudanese refugees are estimated to have entered Chad in the past 12-15 months, and daily spontaneous arrivals are still reported. As reported by all the humanitarian actors in the field, the emergency situation is far from an end. INTERSOS field staff is operating in the Sub-préfecture of Koukou Angarama, where the main office is based, in the Abeché District.

24 Feb 2004 description

After consulting with UNHCR Africa Bureau in Geneva, a team of three Intersos staff including Lucio Melandri Head, Emergency Response Unit, departed from Rome early February 2004 with the view to undertake an assessment mission in the Sudanese refugee camps located in Western Chad. They briefly met the UNHCR office in N'djamena, and then proceeded to Abeché where a preliminary gathering took place with the UNHCR staff. The latter suggested that the team should, as a matter of urgency, visit the Southern area of the border with the Sudan.