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Protracted Emergencies














In the Abu Shouk IDP Camp, a child pushes an orange Water Roller, which has the same capacity as the four jerry cans carried by her companion (UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran). Photo sourced from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

In this section you will find information on protracted emergencies. ODI defines a protracted emergency as a situation in which - due to conflict, a political or environmental crisis - a significant proportion of the population is acutely vulnerable to death, disease and disruption of their livelihoods over a prolonged period of time.