Lake Chad Basin - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

from US Agency for International Development
Published on 13 Dec 2016


  • FEWS NET reports that Famine-level acute food insecurity likely occurred in northeastern Nigeria’s Bama LGA in 2016

  • 2017 HRP for Nigeria calls for more than $1 billion in humanitarian assistance

  • USG provides nearly $92 million in assistance to bolster the emergency response in the Lake Chad Basin


  • On December 13, the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) reported that Famine—IPC 5—levels of acute food insecurity likely occurred in Nigeria’s Bama Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State during 2016.4 Populations in other areas of Borno could have also faced Famine-level food insecurity, though access constraints have prevented the data collection required to make this determination.

  • Armed individuals associated with Boko Haram continue to attack civilians throughout the Lake Chad Basin region, comprising Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. On December 9, armed individuals detonated explosives in Nigeria’s Madagali town, Adamawa State, resulting in at least 57 deaths and injuring nearly 180 people.

  • In early December, the UN called for more than $1.05 billion in humanitarian funding to provide emergency assistance to an estimated 6.9 million people in northeastern Nigeria between January and December 2017. During the same period, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched the 2017 Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), outlining more than $241 million in humanitarian funding required to support nearly 443,000 Nigerian refugees and other conflict-affected populations in the region.

  • On December 12, the U.S. Government (USG) announced nearly $92 million in additional humanitarian funding for the Lake Chad Basin response, bringing total USG assistance from FY 2016–2017 to more than $291 million. The new USG funding, including nearly $77 million from USAID/FFP and more than $15 million from USAID/OFDA, is supporting critical food, nutrition, protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance for conflict-affected people in the region.