Lake Chad Basin Emergency
A region under Pressure
The waters of Lake Chad have for centuries been a source of life. But the lake has shrunk to one tenth of its size, and the people on its shores suffer one of the world‘s most devastating crises.

Communities across the region have long been struggling with the compounded impact of climate change, deep poverty and violent extremism. Today, they have reached breaking point.
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Hit by an acute Crisis
Over the past years, Boko Haram raids and rampant insecurity have caused widespread suffering, trauma and displacement. Highly fragile lives and livelihoods have been shattered. Hunger, malnutrition and epidemics threaten thousands of lives.

Across the worst hit areas in north-east Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, 10.7 million people – one in every two families - need life-saving assistance.
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Internally displaced
200k
Refugees
7.1M
face hunger
120K
threatened by famine
515K
severely malnourished
80K
risk dying
What is Needed
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Lake Chad Basin
Food Security & Agriculture
People in need
7.3M
People targeted
5.9M
2017 requirement
645M
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Now is the time to Act
UN agencies and NGOs require US$1.5 billion to assist 8.2 million people living in the most affected areas. Funded at scale, humanitarian action will save lives, help the most vulnerable, and prevent the crisis from escalating further.

This year must mark the turning point for the Lake Chad region.
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Needs and Requirement overview
Read the Humanitarian Needs and Requirement overview for the Lake Chad Basin emergency to learn more about the needs of people affected by the crisis and what is required to assist them in 2017.
The designations employed and the presentation of material on this site do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - February 2017