World Vision International
publication • Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Lake Chad Basin Crisis

Investing In Child Protection And Peace

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Largely forgotten, the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin has decimated a region already under great strain. Long-running violence incited by Boko Haram and the military counter-offensive has forced millions of civilians to flee their homes, impacted water access, caused food insecurity and malnutrition and increased child protection risks. Climate change and poverty exacerbate this calamity. Decades of humanitarian and development gains are threatening to unravel if the global community continues to turn a blind eye to the scale and severity of the crisis.