Lake Chad Basin Situation Report, July 2017

Key messages

  • Restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority to avoid a further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months.

  • Funds received thus far will be key to support crisis-hit farmers and herders during the rainy season; however, additional resources are needed to continue assisting vulnerable populations in 2017.

  • Without agriculture and livestock support, many farmers and herders will resort to negative and sometimes irreversible coping mechanisms with long-lasting impact on their livelihoods. This may result in an increase of humanitarian needs during and after 2017.

  • In addition to providing an immediate response to the acute needs of affected populations, it is crucial to promote and support longer-term sustainable agriculture practices and policies to adapt to climate change and the increasing scarcity of natural resources.