Lake Chad Basin

Lake Chad Basin
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Latest Lake Chad Fact Sheet

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Key Developments

USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is responding to the complex emergency in the Lake Chad Basin region, including NigeriaCameroonChad, and Niger.

Insecurity persisted throughout the Lake Chad Basin region in July, with attacks by suspected Boko Haram elements resulting in civilian casualties in northeastern Nigeria’s Konduga area in Borno State and Chad’s Lac Region.

Acute food insecurity will continue across the Lake Chad Basin in the coming months, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). In northeastern Nigeria, food insecurity will likely persist in much of Borno and parts of Adamawa and Yobe states through January 2019, FEWS NET reports. Additionally, some households in Cameroon’s Far North Region could experience Stressed levels of acute food insecurity through September, while the Lac area is projected to experience Stressed levels through January 2019. In addition, food insecurity could persist in parts of Niger’s Diffa Region through January 2019.

Recent heavy rains and subsequent flooding have damaged infrastructure, restricted humanitarian access, and resulted in acute humanitarian needs among internally displaced persons in several areas in Borno. In addition, flooding in late July displaced people in Yobe’s Damaturu area.

During the week of July 16, USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) members traveled to Borno’s capital city of Maiduguri to monitor USAID programming, including food, nutrition, and protection programs. DART staff noted adequate pre-positioning of relief commodities for the ongoing June-to-September rainy season, as well as beneficiary satisfaction with a USAID-supported safe space for women.

USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is responding to the complex emergency in the Lake Chad Basin region. Please visit our web page for additional information.

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Last updated: August 07, 2018

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