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Lake Chad Basin: Crisis Update No. 13 - 07 March 2017

Regional Highlights

 More than 4,500 people are displaced by Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria’s Chibok locality in Borno state.

 Military operations displaced almost 15,000 people between 27 January and 10 February in the northeast of Nigeria.

 WFP is scaling up assistance through cash transfers and voucher distributions to provide affected communities in Chad with sustainable solutions.

 Rising inflation in Nigeria is pushing up prices of local and imported staples. Vulnerable households in the Lake Chad region will be worst affected.

 Access continues to open in more remote areas of Cameroon’s Far North region, but insecurity remains a challenge.

 Fourteen donor countries on 24 February pledge US$458 million to assist 11 million people affected by conflict across the Lake Chad Basin region this year. An additional $214 million is announced for 2018 and beyond at the end of a two-day conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region held in Oslo.

 Also at the conference, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, launches the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund to enable donors pool contributions to deliver a more effective, collective and immediate response in the country’s north-east.

 On 2 March, the Governments of Cameroon and Nigeria together with UNHCR sign a tripartite agreement on the voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon. The agreement sets out the modalities for the voluntary return of refugees to their country of origin in safety and dignity. 

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
07 Mar 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
Lake Chad Basin Crisis – 2014-2018