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Lake Chad Basin: Vulnerable people ‘a step away from starvation,’ says UN aid chief

New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): The scale up of international assistance to the Lake Chad Basin this year has averted a famine in north-east Nigeria, even though millions of people are still suffering, according to the United Nations aid chief.

UN officials urge sustained support for humanitarian efforts in Lake Chad Basin

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): United Nations officials on Thursday underscored the need for sustained international support for the humanitarian response in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, where millions are in need of emergency assistance.

Peacebuilding efforts needed to tackle Boko Haram, end Lake Chad Basin crisis, Security Council told

New York, Sept 14(Just Earth News): While the efforts of the Governments in Africa's Lake Chad Basin have diminished Boko Haram's combat capacity in the region, the terrorist group has changed its tactics, increasing the use of suicide attacks, the top United Nations political official reported to the Security Council on Thursday.

Lake Chad Basin: UNICEF warns 5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season

New York, June 24(Just Earth News): More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday.

Lake Chad Basin crisis is both humanitarian and ecological – UN agriculture agency

New York, Apr 12(Just Earth News): Critical investments in agriculture and climate change relief are needed to address the crisis in Africa’s strife-torn Lake Chad Basin, where hunger, poverty and a lack of rural development prevail, the United Nations food security agency said on Tuesday.

Security Council wraps up Lake Chad Basin visit; stops in ‘epicentre’ of Boko Haram violence

New York, Mar 7 (Just Earth News): The crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin is of global concern and action is needed “right now,” the United Nations Security Council on Monday said, wrapping up its four-country tour with the promise of long-term support for the Governments and the people in their fight against Boko Haram.

Seven million people in Lake Chad basin ‘living on the edge’ – UN relief official

New York, Jan 24 (Just Earth News): Spotlighting the desperate plight of millions in Africa’s Lake Chad basin, the top United Nations humanitarian official for the Sahel region called on Monday for international solidarity with the people in urgent need.

Humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad Basin 'growing in dramatic fashion,' Security Council told

New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): Briefing the Security Council on Thursday, senior United Nations officials underlined the significant challenges and deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad Basin region, including in particular those posed by the militant group, Boko Haram, and urged for sustained support to national and regional security, political and humanitarian action.

UN refugee agency chief launches appeal to support thousands displaced in Lake Chad Basin

New York, Dec 17 (Just Earth News):The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, launched on Fridaya multi-million dollar inter-agency appeal to provide support to nearly 500,000 people who have been affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, including those in Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, as well as Nigerian refugees.

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

New York, Sept 24 (Just Earth News): 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.

Lake Chad Basin: Boko Haram-induced crisis is ‘children’s crisis,’ UNICEF warns

New York, Aug 25 (Just Earth News): Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin, which includes Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released on Thursday.

Root causes of Boko Haram threat in Lake Chad Basin must be tackled – UN political chief

New York, July 28 (Just Earth News): To bring an end to the Boko Haram threat in the Lake Chad Basin region, affected countries must address the root causes that contributed to the emergence of the group, including the social, economic and political grievances of marginalized communities, the top United Nations political affairs official said on Wednesday.

Senior UN relief official welcomes US and EU funding for emergency response in Lake Chad Bas

New York, July 19 (Just Earth News): The top United Nations humanitarian official for Africa’s Sahel region has expressed gratitude to the United States and the European Union for their financial support for people affected by violence in countries surrounding the Lake Chad Basin region – and called for greater international support.

UN agency boosts support in Lake Chad Basin to safeguard agricultural livelihoods

New York, June 23 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday it is providing agricultural and livelihood assistance to affected host communities and displaced people in the Lake Chad Basin as a result of massive population displacements and insecurity that are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk.

Security Council demands Boko Haram ‘immediately’ end all violence in Lake Chad Basin

New York, May 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Deeply concerned at the alarming scale of the humanitarian crisis caused by the activities of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, the United Nations Security Council demanded that the group “immediately and unequivocally cease all violence and all abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law.”