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30 Aug 2018 description

Eleven international organisations call for increased protection and support to civilians bearing the brunt of the conflict in the Lake Chad region.

On 3 and 4 September, ministers from the affected countries as well as Governors of the Lake Chad region, alongside donor countries, UN organisations, international and regional organisations, and civil society representatives will meet in Berlin, Germany, for a two-day high-level conference on the Lake Chad region, including parts of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

21 Jun 2018 description

Now in its ninth year, the violent conflict in north-east Nigeria has caused one of the most severe crises in the world, with 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

Here are six things you should know about the crisis:

1. Civilians have borne the brunt of the crisis

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

05 Sep 2017 description

Close to 800,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. “Lack of sufficient humanitarian funding is putting young children’s lives at risk,” warned the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland.

Six months after world leaders met to commit support to the crisis in the Lake Chad region, 57 per cent of the US$2.2 billion needed to meet the most basic humanitarian needs in 2017 are still lacking.

28 Jul 2017 description

Project Management

ProCap aims to strengthen the collaborative response of protection agencies and non-protection mandated organisations. To do this, it deploys senior personnel with proven protection expertise at field, regional and global operations and trains mid-level protection staff from standby partners and humanitarian organisations. The Project objectives and activities are guided by the 2014-2016 ProCap Strategy.

Project Governance / Management

23 Feb 2017 description

Aid agencies today warned that lives are at risk unless there is a substantial increase in funds to help over seven million people facing hunger in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

The warning from Oxfam and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) comes as the UN, governments and donors meet in Oslo, Norway to pledge funds to tackle the crisis that wracks an area known as the Lake Chad Basin. The UN has appealed for $1.5 billion to meet the emergency needs in 2017. Last year’s appeal was only 52 per cent funded.

20 May 2016 description
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The Lake Chad Basin is today’s Africa’s fastest growing displacement crisis with approximately 2.6 million people displaced as a result of Boko Haram related violence. The region is also experiencing acute humanitarian challenges with approximately 9.2 million people in need of urgent assistance.

13 May 2013 description

Displaced by disasters: 32.4 million people uprooted in both rich and poor countries

**GENEVA, 13 MAY 2013 – A new report released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reveals that 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2012 by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes. While Asia and west and central Africa bore the brunt, 1.3 million were displaced in rich countries, with the USA particularly affected.

29 Apr 2013 description

28.8 million internally displaced people worldwide in 2012, record high includes five-fold increase in Syria

GENEVA, 29 APRIL 2013: The number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human rights violations at the end of 2012 was 28.8 million, an increase of 2.4 million people on the previous year and the highest global figure ever reported by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

19 Apr 2012 description
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Global Overview 2011

People internally displaced by conflict and violence

For the last 14 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has monitored intern- al displacement resulting from conflict and violence across the world. In 2011, the number of people internally displaced by these causes stood at 26.4 million.

25 Nov 2010 description

GENEVA, 25 November 2010 - The government of Chad is failing to protect internally displaced women and girls, according to a report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

As the world marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, internally displaced women and girls in eastern Chad face widespread and serious violence at the hands of armed militias and bandits, government troops, and members of their own communities and families.

25 Nov 2010 description

GENÈVE, 25 novembre 2010 - Le gouvernement du Tchad ne parvient pas à protéger les femmes et les filles déplacées, selon un rapport de l'Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) du Conseil norvégien pour les réfugiés (NRC).

Alors que l'on célèbre mondialement la Journée internationale pour l'élimination de la violence à l'égard des femmes, les femmes et les filles déplacées dans l'Est du Tchad font face à une violence grave et généralisée perpétrée par des milices et bandes armées, par des forces gouvernementales, et par des membres de leurs propres communautés …

12 Nov 2010 description

GENÈVE, 12 novembre 2010 (IDMC) - L'Observatoire des situations de déplacement interne (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre ou IDMC) se rejouit de l'adoption par l'Assemblée Nationale du Tchad d'une loi autorisant la ratification de la Convention de l'Union Africaine sur la protection et l'assistance des personnes déplacées en Afrique.

Quelque 170,000 personnes ont été déplacées en raison de la violence au Tchad.

27 Feb 2008 description

By: Janella Nelson

At the age of 11, Ajoub's father was killed by the Janjaweed militia during a raid on her village. There was no school in her village growing up in west Darfur, so she never had the opportunity to get an education. One day a neighborhood boy showed her something that changed her life...

For three years in the refugee camp in eastern Chad, Ajoub spent her days farming and helping her mother care for her five siblings.