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
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- The children of the Lake Chad Crisis
- UNHCR Tchad : Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR au Tchad - Statistiques fin Octobre 2018
- Tchad : Présence opérationnelle des partenaires (3W) - octobre 2018
- Little Ripples programme has a big effect on young refugee children in Chad
- Tchad: Tableau de bord humanitaire (au 31 septembre 2018)
The nine year conflict between Boko Haram, ISIS-West Africa, and the governments of the Lake Chad Basin region continues to threaten civilians and their livelihoods. This extremist-related conflict restricts humanitarian access and has displaced 2.4 million in the region. In total, there are an estimated 10.7 million in need of humanitarian assistance in the region, with nearly half (5 million) needing emergency food assistance.
Boko Haram-related conflict continues to restrict humanitarian access in the Lake Chad Basin region, where an estimated 10.7 million people need assistance and 2.4 million are displaced. Approximately 4.5 million people are food insecure in the Lake Chad Basin region. However, this is a decline from a height of 7 million last year.
Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa related conflict continues to restrict humanitarian access in the Lake Chad Basin region, where an estimated 10.7 million people need assistance and 2.4 million are displaced. At least 7.2 million people need food assistance, especially in inaccessible areas in northeast Nigeria where an estimated 50,000 are experiencing famine-like conditions. Short of funds, in June the World Food Program decreased its target to 1.36 million people to receive rations in northeast Nigeria, from the original 1.8 million.
Boko Haram-related conflict has led to a severe humanitarian emergency in the Lake Chad Basin region and potential famine in inaccessible areas of northeastern Nigeria. At least 7 million people in the region are in need of food assistance. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) and trapped populations are at greater risk due to insecurity and poor or degraded infrastructure which impede aid delivery. There are currently 2.6 million people displaced across the region.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000 sought to halve by 2015 the proportion of the world’s population without sustainable access to improved water sources and sanitation facilities. By 2015, about 2.6 billion additional people had gained access to improved water sources since 1990, the baseline year for the MDGs, thus meeting the MDG target. However, 663 million people still do not have access to improved water sources.
Approximately 12 million people lived in protracted refugee situations* around the world at the end of 2015, comprising nearly two-thirds of the global refugee population. A protracted refugee situation exists when 25,000 or more refugees originating from the same country have sought refuge in another country for at least five consecutive years.
*These numbers include people in a refugee-like situation
Instead of the usual depiction of conflicts as countrywide and defined by national boundaries, this map displays distinct conflict-affected areas in Africa as sub-national and transnational pockets of insecurity, violence, and armed aggression. Areas of conflict were drawn around locations of reported conflict incidents in 2007 and 2008, as well as concentrations of internally displaced persons and cross-border rebel bases and refugee camps in neighboring countries.
NOTE: The data represented on this map do not provide information on when such attacks occurred within the span of the current conflict. This map does not necessarily display all destroyed and damaged villages in Darfur. It shows villages that have been confirmed as destroyed or damaged.
Villages in Darfur confirmed as destroyed: 1,195
Villages in Darfur confirmed as damaged: 411
Map produced by the Humanitarian Information Unit, United States Department of State
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Data Sources: Refugees - UNHCR (May-Jun 04); IDP camp access data - WFP (Apr 04); Background imagery: NASA Terra MODIS satellite mosaic; Insets - Quickbird (DigitalGlobe, Inc.)
Refugee data: UNHCR - March - May 2004
IDP camp access data: WFP - April 11, 2004
Background imagery data: NASA Terra MODIS satellite mosaic
Insets: Examples of imagery data, Quickbird-1 - DigitalGlobe, Inc.
Prepared by the US Department of State Humanitarian
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Acquisition date 14 April 2004
For satellite images of destroyed villages in Darfur please visit the USAID webpage for satellite imagery of the Darfur emergency.
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