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31 Aug 2018 description
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LCB Declaration Paper - Berlin Conference 2018
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LCB Paper Berlin August 2018

With the crisis entering its ninth year and showing no signs of abating despite recent efforts, 10.7 million people continue to be in urgent need of life-saving assistance across north-east Nigeria, far-north Cameroon, Western Chad and south-east Niger. Nearly 2.4 million people are displaced with fresh waves of violence and human rights abuses resulting in thousands arriving into congested sites on a weekly basis.

30 Aug 2018 description

Eleven international organisations call for increased protection and support to civilians bearing the brunt of the conflict in the Lake Chad region.

On 3 and 4 September, ministers from the affected countries as well as Governors of the Lake Chad region, alongside donor countries, UN organisations, international and regional organisations, and civil society representatives will meet in Berlin, Germany, for a two-day high-level conference on the Lake Chad region, including parts of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

09 Jun 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

The refugee crisis is a human crisis: Behind the statistics are people filled with unique life experiences and dreams for the future. They are mothers longing to return home, fathers yearning to work again, children searching for a childhood.

We are witnessing a massive shift of humanity unlike any seen before. More than 65 million people around the world—roughly the population of France—are displaced from their homes. More than 11 million of them are from just five places: Syria, Afghanistan, the Lake Chad basin, South Sudan, and Somalia.

03 Jun 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

In the Lake Chad Basin, drought and massive displacement due to violence from Boko Haram are converging to create a severe humanitarian crisis.

Boko Haram’s cycle of violence has uprooted and displaced at least 2.3 million people near the already fragile and drought-afflicted Lake Chad water basin, which includes portions of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

Now, the water crisis is even more extreme — 3 million people in the region are facing severe food insecurity and more than 300,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

02 May 2012 description
report Mercy Corps

Katherine Daniels
Senior Program Officer

Our teams are working on expanding desperately needed cash distribution to hungry families in Agadez, the largest city in northern Niger, as the country's food crisis deepens. The funds would allow people to purchase food and help strengthen the market through the summer, Niger’s traditional lean season.

25 Jun 2007 description
report Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is putting up tents and providing relief items for a new wave of displaced Darfurians and other African refugees flooding into Um Dukhun, a Sudanese border town at the center of an increasingly unstable region.

We need your help in meeting the basic needs of families who arrive in these camps with next to nothing.

Um Dukhun is unique among towns in Darfur; the residents there who've been displaced come not only from Sudan, but from neighboring Chad as well as nearby Central African Republic.