Briefing document for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.
CHAD ...IS AFFECTED BY THE LAKE CHAD BASIN CRISIS. ...
Ongoing military operations and insecurity have resulted in the displacement of more than 127,000 people and affected around 313,000 already vulnerable local communities. The closure of the border with Nigeria, the establishment and prolongation of the state of emergency and the resulting movement restrictions negatively impact livelihoods. This situation increases food insecurity and malnutrition and also the exposure to protection risks such as gender-based violence.
In a context of underdevelopment and poor access to essential basic services (health, education, water), displacements increase pressure on scarce existing structures, in turn fanning inter-community tensions between host and displaced communities.
With little prospects of an imminent return to the areas of origin, the multi-sector emergency response must be coupled with durable solutions to foster socio-economic integration, self-sufficiency and strengthen livelihoods, in order to avoid another protracted crisis.
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