The conflict in Darfur has led to the looting and destruction of large numbers of UN offices, guesthouses and warehouses across the region, as well as the evacuation of international staff and the self-relocation of national staff. In just over four months, the conflict in neighbouring Sudan has forced a staggering number of people to cross into Chad in search of safety.
On 6 February 2023, at 04:17 TRT (01:17 UTC), a Mw 7.8 earthquake struck southern and central Turkey and northern and western Syria. The epicenter was 37 km (23 mi) west–northwest of Gaziantep. The earthquake had a maximum Mercalli intensity of XII (Extreme) around the epicenter and in Antakya.
At WFP’s request, in February 2017, the Government of Luxembourg deployed one emergency.lu regular deployment kit to Maiduguri, providing internet services to the humanitarian community in the IHP base camp.
Over 226,559 Nigerians had been forced to flee their home country by the end of July 2018, seeking refuge in Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Chad currently hosts more than 10,300 Nigerian refugees. Building on the shared accomplishment of the Diffa connectivity project, UNHCR requested emergency.lu support for its operations in Baga-Sola.
In support of the Refugee Emergency Telecommunications Sector (RETS) led by UNHCR in Niger, the Governement of Luxembourg deployed one emergency.lu kit in Diffa, supporting UNHCR and its partners.
The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was activated in December 2013 in response to the escalating crisis. The recent escalation of violence in CAR in late 2018 has brought the country towards the brink of a new, large-scale humanitarian crisis, increasing the protection risks in multiple new hotspots across the country.
In Guasdualito, UNHCR and its partners are providing protection assistance to individuals who are not able to leave Venezuela, through community-based projects that deliver services in the areas of health, education, protection, water and sanitation.