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OVERVIEW OF THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

The Lake Chad Basin is grappling with a complex humanitarian emergency where 10.9 million people are in urgent need of assistance in north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon’s Far North, western Chad and south-east Niger. The eight-year-long Boko Haram insurgency has pushed vast areas surrounding Lake Chad, the region’s most important source of freshwater and livelihoods, towards the brink of disaster. Some 2.3 million people are uprooted from their homes, 7.2 million severely food insecure, and malnutrition rates are far beyond emergency thresholds.

Humanitarian aid has been significantly scaled up, reaching more people with more support. But more is needed and gains are still highly fragile. A strong, continued response bringing life-saving support to the most vulnerable, including in the most remote and difficult-to-reach areas, remains the priority. To address the most urgent needs until the end of 2017, UN agencies and NGOs require $661M across the four countries.

Link: Humanitarian needs and requirement overview