• North-east Nigeria: An overlooked protection crisis

    Now in its 10th year, the crisis in north-east Nigeria is first and foremost a Protection Crisis. The rapidly deteriorating situation in the region…


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  • Exploring Concrete Ways to Improve the North-East Nigeria Response in 2019

    In a frank discussion organised by the Nigeria INGO Forum, and moderated by Myrta Kaulard, the Head of World Food Programme (WFP) Nigeria, panelists from government, OCHA, donors and national and international civil society addressed key challenges within the north-east Nigeria response with the aim of developing concrete ways forward. The discussion focused on many areas including but not limited to coordination; community engagement; access; protection; needs and partnerships. This short report outlines the main discussion with the aim of developing key recommendations and practical action for taking forward at the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and Operational Humanitarian Country Team (OHCT) level. After consultation with the panelists it has been agreed that the recommendations will be agreed upon separately involving a wider range of actors including senior leadership to ensure concrete action. Download Report


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  • Lake Chad Basin Crisis: Struggles and Hopes

     The Lake Chad Basin (LCB) humanitarian crisis is one of the most severe in…


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  • Sexual Violence in Conflict: Reclaiming women’s agency through law, policy and practice

    The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women, Peace and Security in collaboration with the Nigeria INGO Forum and the Somalia NGO Consortium organised the high level panel discussion 'Sexual violence in conflict: Reclaiming women's agency through law, policy and practice' to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June). Baroness Hodgson of Abinger CBE chaired the discussion with representatives from Somalia and Nigeria civil society, a global legal expert and the United Kingdom (UK) government constituting the excellent panel. Using north-east Nigeria and Somalia as key examples of protracted conflicts, global and field expert panelists explored and discussed best practices of programming and legislation which stop paying lip service to buzzwords such as inclusion, participation and protection and actually genuinely empower women to be their own agents of change. Welcoming the continuous efforts of the UK government to globally address sexual violence in conflict and their global penholder role for the women, peace and security agenda, the panelists focused their key asks to the UK Government. Overall, the discussion was lively and informative with Rosy Cave from Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) keenly taking stock of the needs and gaps as highlighted by the field colleagues and reiterated the UK's openness and willingness to engage all actors and continue prioritising women within protracted conflicts in a real and genuine way. Download Report


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