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.
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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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - February 2017