Lake Chad Basin Project Finally Kicks Off

The World Vision Germany supported Skalla Project, of USD 3,000,000, the largest amount received by the Lake Chad Basin Response, kicked off on August 1, 2018.

The project is set to transform the lives of vulnerable internally displaced people, refugees and the host community, in an area that has borne the brunt of the Boko Haram terror group, which has killed, maimed, destroyed and kidnapped young girls.

“We are very excited about this project, which will help us implement our project and realize our global strategy of reaching out to fragile contexts,” the lake Chad Basin Response Manager, Boukary Gambo says.

Fundraising for the Lake Chad Basin has been a challenge for many organisations, which has compelled the international community to lobby donors to prioritize the multi-country response that has affected Cameroun, Nigeria, Niger and Chad.

Last year, the international community met in Norway at a meeting that has been referred to as Oslo 1. Later this year, stakeholders will again gather in Berlin, Germany, for Oslo 2.

“Funding is a challenge that needs to be addressed. This humanitarian catastrophe is one that needs concerted efforts to address,” Gilbert Kipaka, who is the head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), based at Baga Sola says.

World Vision’s response interventions include: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Education and Livelihoods.

For more information please contact, 

 Michael Arunga, communications consultant, World Vision Chad.