Rann

Lake Chad Crisis

Armed conflict has forced over 2.5 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 in 2009. 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.

3 questions about north east Nigeria
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Three questions: Northeast Nigeria

Lake Chad Crisis

What is going on in northeast Nigeria?

A look at the epicentre of the Lake Chad crisis in northeast Nigeria (2019)

The Lake Chad crisis stems from an armed conflict in Nigeria that has been ongoing for more than 10 years.

Thousands of people have been killed. Others have been deprived of access to medical care and have died of easily treatable disease such as malnutrition and malaria. According to OCHA, across the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, about 35,000 people have been killed since 2009, 1.8 million people are internally displaced, and 7.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Around 230,000 people have fled to the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Project coordinator, Karsten Noko, highlights the gaps and needs of the population as a consequence of this decade long strife.

 
Bodo , Cameroon - People fleeing Rann
Nigeria

Rann was attacked – and was left “like a graveyard”

Voices from the Field 16 Jan 2019
 
Bodo , Cameroon - People fleeing Rann
Nigeria

Thousands fleeing Rann attack seek refuge in Cameroon

Project Update 16 Jan 2019
 
Surviving conflict in northeast Nigeria
Nigeria

Crisis update: Borno and Yobe states, January 2019

Crisis Update 14 Jan 2019
 
Cholera vaccination campaign in Maradi
Niger

Preventing future outbreaks in a cholera hotspot

Project Update 17 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
 
Surviving conflict in northeast Nigeria
Nigeria

“The situation in northeast Nigeria is deteriorating after years of conflict”

Interview 18 Jul 2018
 
Innovations to save lives in north-east Nigeria
Nigeria

Crisis update: Borno and Yobe states, June 2018

Crisis Update 5 Jun 2018
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