The ongoing Anglophone crisis which has persisted for 4 years as has been the Boko Haram in the Far and North and attacks in the East from rebels from the central Africa Republic has led to deaths, major displacements and destruction of properties. The Anglophone crisis in the NWSW regions alone has now led to more than 3000 deaths, burning of homes and property with displacements of about 680,000 people within the country and over 52000 people seeking refuge in neighboring Nigeria.
More than 50% of those displaced (mostly the most vulnerable) are living in bushes, forest and farm huts, while others are living in burnt structures, uncompleted buildings or damaged buildings in their communities.
The main objective of this program is to improve living conditions and protection of conflict affected populations through the regular tracking and monitoring of forced population movements to support informed humanitarian response planning and the provision of emergency shelter and NFI to the most vulnerable displaced population identified.
- The regular tracking and monitoring of forced population movements to support informed humanitarian response planning through the Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT).
- The provision of emergency shelter and NFI to the most vulnerable newly displaced population identified through the ETT.
- Provision of rental shelters to IDPs in urban areas
- Identification and training of community focal points in all divisions and sub divisions in the NWR for the emergency tracking tool
- Daily tracking of forced population movements in the North West Region through Community focal points for a year and counting now
- Distribution of Shelter/NFI kits to 1000 households in the NWR.
- Provided rental shelter support to 70 IDPs
- As the humanitarian crisis in the country and especially in the NWSW is deepening and the shelter needs of the affected displaced populations is constantly growing. However, funding available for these crises is very limited. Just a few people have been able to benefit from any shelter assistance when compared to the need.
- Accessibility to the bush/forest locations of IDPs in need of the shelter assistance has equally been a major challenge with road blocks and bad nature of roads during the rainy season.
- Security concerns for the safety of humanitarian aid workers seeking to provide shelter assistance in areas needed has also and continue to be a challenge.