TWB’s response in Nigeria
In northeast Nigeria, humanitarian organizations are working to support some 1.9 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and the communities hosting them. But language is a challenge: in this linguistically diverse part of the world, people forced from their homes don’t always speak the same language as the people around them. International aid organizations may lack the skills to communicate with everyone in their own mother tongue. They often also lack information about the language and communication needs of affected people. Following an assessment in July 2017, TWB has deployed a crisis response team to support humanitarian organizations and other service providers to effectively communicate in a wider range of local languages. Check out our resources below helping communities affected by conflict and displacement access critical information and claim their rights in a language they understand.