The conflict across northeast Nigeria continues as intensely as ever and threatens the civilian population's human rights and physical security. Across Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY) states alone, children, women, men, and the elderly account for 4.3 million vulnerable individuals grappling with protection issues spanning from displacement, gender-based violence, exploitation, and lack of access to essential services.
The 2022 protection response strategy targets internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities and returnees. One of the Sector’s objectives for this cycle is to effectively consolidate data through harmonized protection monitoring. Through the overall aim to enhance the quality of response information collected and shared with partners and other sectors to support the groups targeted in this year´s strategy.
Since March 2022, with funding received from the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and through its Humanitarian Information Analysis Unit (HIAU), iMMAP has been supporting the Protection Sector and the Child Protection (CP), Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Sub-Sectors.
The support provided to the Protection Sector includes developing and coordinating the inputs for the 5W data collection tool used by 85 protection partners across BAY states while developing a survey to understand the IM needs of partners to enhance the coordination of response activities. In addition, the HIAU developed and regularly updates a series of information collection and visualization products:
- The Protection Sector Dashboard (Interactive) offers visualization of key figures such as people in need, protection objectives, monthly trends of beneficiaries reached, and more. The dashboard is updated regularly to monitor activity progress in relation to the targets set in the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).
- The Operational Partner Presence Dashboard (Interactive) indicates the geographical coverage of partners, ensures the rationalization of partners across affected communities to reduce duplication of efforts while strengthening accountability to relevant stakeholders.
- The Protection Monitoring Dashboard (Snapshots) collects information on the rise of protection risks including intersectoral needs faced by the vulnerable population. This allows the sector to produce cross-sectoral analyses on the rise of protection needs in relation to camp closure, food insecurity, and limited freedom of movement.
- The Service Mapping Dashboard enables the sector to manage response gaps and coordinate targeted protection assistance.