Appeals & Response Plans
- Chad: Measles Outbreak - May 2018
- Chad: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2017
- Chad: Hepatitis E Outbreak - Sep 2016
- Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2016
- Chad: Floods - Aug 2012
- West/Central Africa: Meningitis Outbreak - Jan 2012
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Chad: Polio Outbreak - Jun 2011
- Chad: Cholera/Measles/Meningitis Outbreak - Mar 2011
- Chad: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2010
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Most read reports
- Innovation at HI: Demining drones: a mine clearance revolution?
- Chiffres des Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR au Tchad (Résumé) (A la date du: 31/10/2018)
- Chad UNHCR Operational update - October 2018
- Little Ripples programme has a big effect on young refugee children in Chad
- Tchad Bulletin Humanitaire Numéro 06 | Juillet - Août 2018
The Lake Chad Basin Crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world and continues to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lac Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger. Around 17 Million people live in the affected areas across the four countries. More than 2.4 million people remain displaced.
Summary of findings and recommendations
Adolescent Girls in Crisis is a research project informed by and centred upon the voices and experiences of girls in three of the world’s most troubled and volatile locations: South Sudan, the Lake Chad Basin and the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
The research found that:
La crise dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad est l'une des urgences humanitaires les plus graves au monde, ayant déplacé plus de 2,4 millions de personnes, dont la moitié sont des enfants, et laissé plus de 10,7 millions de personnes dans une situation d'aide humanitaire.
La crise s’est déclenchée dans une région en proie à une fragilité chronique, où la pauvreté, le chômage et le manque de perspectives pour les jeunes alimentent l'extrémisme et sont aggravés par la dégradation de l'environnement et les impacts du changement climatique.
La crise qui affecte le bassin du lac Tchad est l’une des situations d’urgence humanitaire les plus graves à l’échelle mondiale : plus de 2,4 millions de personnes, dont la moitié sont des enfants, ont été déplacées. La plupart sont des réfugiés, mais ce nombre comprend également des personnes déplacées dans leur propre pays et des personnes de retour dans leur pays.
Despite the challenges they face, adolescent girls in the Lake Chad basin demonstrate resilience, entrepreneurial skills, a commitment to hard work, a desire to help others, optimism for the future and insightfulness – attributes essential for any society if it hopes to transition towards a peaceful, prosperous and secure future.
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.
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.
The crisis in Lake Chad Basin is one of the most severe humanitarian emergencies in the world, having displaced more than 2.4 million people, half of whom are children, and left more than 10.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
The crisis has unfolded in a region beset by chronic fragility, where poverty, unemployment and a lack of prospects for young people fuel extremism and are compounded by environmental degradation and the impacts of climate change.
PEOPLE LIVING IN MOST AFFECTED AREAS 17.4 M
PEOPLE IN NEED
The Lake Chad Basin Crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world and continues to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lac Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger.
The Lake Chad Basin Crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world and continues to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lac Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger. Around 17.4 Million people live in the affected areas across the four countries. More than 2.3 million people remain displaced, with 218,000 Nigerians living as refugees in the neighbouring countries.
The past two months were marked by increasing insecurity, kidnappings and major incidents that claimed lives and disrupted humanitarian assistance.
One year after Oslo Conference funds forestalled famine in the Lake Chad Basin, millions of people are still in desperate need of aid.
The Lake Chad Basin crisis still demands the world’s attention. While scaled-up humanitarian efforts narrowly averted famine last year, continuing conflict has left almost eleven million people in urgent need of life-saving assistance, including almost eight million affected people in northeast Nigeria alone.
The Lake Chad Basin Crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world and continues to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lac Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger. Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four countries.
The world’s most overlooked crisis in the Lake Chad Basin continues to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lac Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger with 17 million people living in these areas. This complex and protracted humanitarian crisis has resulted in the displacement of more than 2.3 million people, half of them are children.
The undersigned INGOs welcome the organization of the first regional conference on stabilization for the Lake Chad Basin and the involvement of all present actors to find long-term solutions to the current humanitarian, security, political and socioeconomic crisis in the region.
Les ONGI signataires de cette déclaration accueillent avec enthousiasme l’organisation de la première conférence régionale sur la stabilisation dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad et l’implication de tous les acteurs présents pour trouver des solutions de long-terme à la crise sécuritaire, humanitaire, politique et socio-économique que traverse la région.
A violent eight-year conflict originating in Nigeria has intensified in the last four years and spread across borders into Niger, Chad and Cameroon, resulting in Africa’s biggest humanitarian and protection crisis.
This regional inter-agency appeal aims at mobilizing the emergency response for the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 to the Republics of Cameroon and Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).
Immediate priorities to support the preservation of lives include the provision of food, individual and family protection, health and nutrition, water and sanitation and shelter.
La COALITION HUMANITAIRE, qui réunit cinq importantes organisations d’aide canadiennes, lance un appel conjoint aujourd’hui pour aider les habitants de la région ouest-africaine du Sahel à survivre à la sécheresse et aux pénuries alimentaires. Plus de 18 millions de personnes sont menacées par la faim extrême. La COALITION HUMANITAIRE exhorte les Canadiens à appuyer cet effort de secours afin d’éviter une véritable catastrophe et de sauver des vies au Niger, au Mali, au Tchad, au Burkina Faso, en Mauritanie, au Sénégal et en Gambie.
Ottawa – The HUMANITARIAN COALITION, made up of five leading Canadian aid agencies, launches a joint appeal today to help the people of the Sahel region of West Africa survive drought and food shortages. More than 18 million people are at risk of severe hunger. The HUMANITARIAN COALITION urges Canadians to support this relief effort so that a catastrophe can be averted and lives can be saved in Niger, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Senegal, and The Gambia.
‘UK government must act now to end child marriage’ - charity
ONE girl is married off every three-and-a-half seconds worldwide, a new report reveals.
They face early pregnancy, being pulled out of school and serious health complications including HIV.
The Breaking Vows study by charity Plan UK states ten million under-18s marry every year – one in seven under-15s in the world’s poorest countries.
While acknowledging Britain’s role in tackling early and forced marriage internationally, Plan is calling on the UK government to do more.