Lake Chad Snapshot: Issue 8 (October – November 2018)

from Plan International
Published on 30 Nov 2018

The Lake Chad Basin Crisis is in its tenth year and remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world, continuing 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 2.5 million people remain displaced. The increase in insecurity and hostilities is worsening the humanitarian situation, with serious implications on operations and the protection of civilians. Lack of basic social services remains a huge challenge, including high risk for children to miss education, sexual exploitation, food shortage, malnutrition and lack of access to functioning health services. The food security situation remains critical as the protracted conflict continues to disrupt normal livelihoods and trade activities.