Rann

Lake Chad Crisis

Armed conflict has forced over 2.3 million people to flee their homes across the Lake Chad Basin. Violence and multiple forced displacement have destroyed what ability people had to support themselves.

The conflict between military forces and non-state armed groups in the Lake Chad region broke out in northeast Nigeria almost a decade ago. It has since spread into neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, creating one of the largest humanitarian crises in Africa.

Many of the displaced have found refuge in host communities, putting a huge strain on a region already suffering from poverty, food insecurity, recurrent disease outbreaks and weak health systems.

Explainer: What is going on in northeast Nigeria? | Webclip | English
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What is going on in northeast Nigeria?

Lake Chad Crisis

What is going on?

A look at the epicentre of the Lake Chad crisis in northeast Nigeria (2017)

The Lake Chad crisis stems from an armed conflict in Nigeria that has been ongoing for more than eight years.

More than two million people have fled their homes, with little chance of returning any time soon. Thousands have been killed in the fighting, many more by measles, malnutrition and malaria. An unknown number of people are out of the reach of humanitarian assistance altogether.

Despite the huge scale of suffering, this is a conflict that you might not be aware of. In this video we take a look at the humanitarian situation and ongoing conflict in northeast Nigeria, the epicentre of the crisis.

 
Diffa, Niger: Young managed touched by the conflict
Niger

Lives haunted by violence

Voices from the Field 14 Dec 2018
 
Humanitarian Crisis in Diffa
Niger

The dehumanising experience of exile

Interview 3 Aug 2018
 
Humanitarian Crisis in Diffa
Lake Chad Crisis

Fighting psychological fears in conflict-affected communities

Project Update 3 Aug 2018
 
Lake Chad: Life amidst a protracted crisis (Chad)
Chad

Three years of MSF activities in Lac region come to an end

Project Update 24 Jul 2018
 
Innovations to save lives in north-east Nigeria
Nigeria

Crisis update: Borno and Yobe states - June 2018

Crisis Update 5 Jun 2018
 
Listening spaces in Diffa
Niger

In Diffa, listening spaces have been set up for and by women from the community

msf.lu 4 May 2018
 
Nigeria

MSF suspends medical activities in Rann

Press Release 2 Mar 2018
 
Crisis in Borno, Nigeria
Nigeria

What’s happening in the northeast?

Project Update 23 Nov 2017
 
Cholera outbreak in Maiduguri
Nigeria

MSF scales up activities as cholera spreads in Borno state

Project Update 19 Sep 2017
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