Nigeria

Nigeria

Lake Chad Basin crisis Response strategy (2017–2019)

Post date Sunday, 16 April, 2017 - 11:54
Document Type Strategic Response Plan
Content Themes Agriculture
Sources FAO

Boko Haram-related violence in northeastern Nigeria has spilled over to areas of neighbouring Sahelian countries in the Lake Chad Basin – specifically, Cameroon, Chad and the Niger – with devastating effects on food security and livelihoods. The violence has driven millions from their homes and hampered access to agricultural lands and assets, creating massive humanitarian needs in an area already characterized by food insecurity, poverty and environmental degradation. In 2016, the reinforcing of the Multinational Joint Task Force operations enabled the recapturing of the main towns and many of the villages that were previously under the control of Boko Haram. Increased access to these areas, particularly in Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, has revealed an extensive and expanding humanitarian crisis. Despite the steady reduction in the areas under the control of Boko Haram, the violence has continued, focusing on suicide bombings and targeted attacks aiming at civilians and the security forces, and resulting in loss of lives, destruction of infrastructure, disruption of trade and communications, and potentially destabilizing inter-community relations

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