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Lake Chad’s Unseen Crisis on Exposure

“The Lake Chad Basin, to my mind, at this stage, is the most under-reported and most under-funded and least addressed of the big crises we face” United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, 24 May, 2016. Sub-Saharan Africa hosts more than 26 per cent of the 65 million people in the world who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. That number has soared in recent years, partly due to ongoing crises in the Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan - and Nigeria. The violent seven-year conflict originating in Nigeria has intensified in the last three years and spread across borders into Niger, Chad and Cameroon causing a growing humanitarian crisis in a region known as the Lake Chad Basin. This is Africa’s fastest growing displacement crisis. It is taking place in one of the poorest and most fragile parts of the world - out of sight and out of mind of world leaders. Over 2.6 million people have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety and protection and 9.2 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

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