CIEPD CONFLICT WATCH CENTRE (CWC) JUNE REPORT 2020

21 August 2020 by Watch Centre Reports 81 Views
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Background

This monthly conflict report is designed to update stakeholders on conflict early warning incidents as identified by CIEPD Conflict Watch Centre (CWC) across the 9 States in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The approach of the CWC is focused on predicting, tracking, monitoring and reporting on situations, events and actors (individual, group and institutions) with the capacity to cause violence. The CWC conflict early warning information is collected mainly through community trained incidents reporters and as well as social media sources. CWC has also gone further in strengthening its response mechanism which is critical to conflict mitigation and prevention.

 

Summary of Reported Incidents 

According to CWC data (see Figure 1), 66 conflict early warning incidents were reported in June 2020 across the 9 States in the Niger Delta region. The data shows a decrease in reported incidents in June, compared to May 2020 with 72 reported incidents. Delta State had the highest number of reported incidents in the Niger Delta in June 2020. This was followed by Delta, Rivers, Imo and Ondo State respectively. Bayelsa and Edo had the least number of reported incidents during the month.

 

Figure 1: Number of Reported Incidents by State

 

According to CWC data (see Figure 2), reported incidents during the month mainly included violence/criminality, Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls, kidnapping and cult violence and Protest. The highest number of reported incidents during the period related mainly to Violence/criminality, Gender Based Violence (GBV), kidnapping.

 

Figure 2: Types of Reported Incidents (June, 2020)

 

At the regional level, the majority of incidents of Violence/ criminality during the month occurred in Delta, Rivers and Ondo State (see Figure 3). The highest number of Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls were reported in Cross River State.

 

Figure 3: Type of Reported Incidents by State

 

Situation Analysis

Conflict and violence in the Niger Delta region in June 2020 was caused largely by violent criminality. This was followed by Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls, and kidnapping (see Figure 2). At the State level, Delta, Rivers and Ondo recorded the highest number of reported incidents of Violence/criminality during the month, compared to other States in the Niger Delta. More incidents of Gender Based Violence were reported in Cross River State.

 

CIEPD, through the Conflict Watch Center (CWC), is monitoring the situation closely and will collaborate with stakeholders for appropriate preventive interventions.

 

Prevention Interventions

During the month of June, the CWC carried out two interventions to mitigate conflict and prevent violence in affected communities.

 

CWC Reporting Handles

https://ciepdcwc.crowdmap.com

http://www.ciepdcwc.org

Twitter: @Ciepd_CWC 

Facebook Page: CIEPD CWC 

Whatsapp: 09056454523 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CIEPD

The Conflict Watch Center (CWC) is an intervention of the Community Initiative for Enhanced Peace and Development designed to identify, track and report on conflict early warning signs in the Niger Delta.

Website: www.ciepdcwc.org

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