Lake Chad Basin

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Lake Chad Basin
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Key Developments

USAID is responding to the complex emergency in the Lake Chad Basin region, including areas of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and in FY 2020 to date, the U.S. Government has provided approximately $574 million to support the humanitarian response in the Lake Chad Basin. The figure includes more than $ 492 million from USAID and approximately  $81.5 million from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

The UN estimates that approximately 9.8 million people living in the Lake Chad Basin are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 7.9 million vulnerable people in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states. Boko Haram and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-West Africa attacks in the region continue to prompt civilian casualties and have displaced more than 2.6 million people to date.

In addition, acute food insecurity persists throughout the Lake Chad Basin, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network

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Last updated: June 16, 2020

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