Lake Chad Basin

In West Africa and the Sahel, signs of democratic progress amid continued ‘devastating’ violence: UN

There have been “positive developments” when it comes to democratization across the vast West Africa and Sahel region, but that has been “competing with the volatile security situation” particularly around areas where terrorist groups are active such as the Lake Chad Basin, the head of the UN Office for the region (UNOWAS) told the Security Council on Tuesday.

‘Nexus’ of security and climate change impacts fisherwomen on Lake Chad

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has seen first-hand how the ‘nexus’ of security and climate change is affecting the lives of poor women in the Lake Chad basin area who depend on fishing for their livelihoods.

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Fisherwomen of Lake Chad show optimism in face of multiple challenges

It’s eight o’clock in the morning and fifty-year-old Falmata Mboh Ali paddles her small dugout canoe to the shores of a tributary of Lake Chad in Bol, a small town 100 miles north of the capital of Chad, N’Djamena.

With ‘little hope’ of a quick return to stability in Lake Chad Basin, UN and partners launch aid appeal

With more than a quarter of a million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region, the United Nations refugee agency and its humanitarian partners launched on Wednesday an inter-agency funding appeal for $157 million.

News in Brief 18 July 2017 (PM)

International community urged to avert repeat of CAR crisis

The international community is being urged by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator to “sustain support” for the Central African Republic or CAR.

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News in Brief 2 March 2017 (AM)

Taliban attacks which killed 15 in Kabul condemned by Security Council

Terrorist attacks which killed at least 15 people in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, have been strongly condemned by the UN Security Council.

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UNDP addressing suffering in NE Nigeria

Humanitarians are meeting in Oslo this Friday to address a crisis which they say has reached grave proportions: the suffering of millions in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region at the hands of Boko Haram militants.

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News in Brief 12 January 2017(PM)

“Clear need for continued action” over crisis in Lake Chad Basin

There is a “clear need for continued action” to try and end the humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin where around 10.7 million people are in need of emergency aid, up from nine million six months ago.

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Deputy Secretary-General calls on development partners to boost aid for Lake Chad Basin

More support from donors is urgently needed to expand efforts seeking to improve the lives of those affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin region, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said today, imploring the international community to rally behind a new call for action.

One of world’s worst humanitarian crises “struggling for attention”

One of world’s worst humanitarian crises underway in the Lake Chad Basin is “struggling for attention” according to the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Jan Eliasson.

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