CIEPD CONFLICT WATCH CENTRE (CWC) JULY REPORT 2020

21 August 2020 by Watch Centre Reports 115 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), 65 conflict early warning incidents were reported in July 2020 across the 9 States in the Niger Delta region. The data shows a decrease in reported incidents during the month, compared to June 2020 with 66 reported incidents. Rivers State had the highest number of reported incidents in the Niger Delta during the month. This was followed by Rivers state, Imo state and Delta State. Cross River State 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 period mainly included violence/criminality, Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls, kidnapping, robbery, cult violence and peace initiative. The majority of incidents reported during the month related mainly to violence/criminality, Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls, and kidnapping. A peace initiative was also reported during the period.

 

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

 

Overall, there was a decrease in Violence/criminality and an increase in Gender Based Violence (GBV) and kidnapping in July, compared with the trend in June.

 

Figure 3: Type of Reported Incidents by State

 

Situation Analysis

Conflict and violence in the Niger Delta in July 2020 was caused largely by Violence/criminality. This was followed by Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls, and kidnapping (see Figure 2). The majority of the incidents of criminality were reported in Rivers and Delta state (see Figure 3). Ondo, Imo and Rivers States had the highest number of reported incidents of Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls in the Niger Delta during the month.

 

The 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 July, the CWC carried out 4 interventions to mitigate conflict and violence.

 

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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