Lake Chad displaced to receive life-saving assistance

Internally displaced Chadian women, who fled Boko Haram threats, living with host families in Baga-Sola. Photo: OCHA/Mayanne Munan

Humanitarian operations continue in the Lake Chad Basin region in Africa where the terrorist group Boko Haram has forced millions of people to flee their homes.

The situation is the fastest growing displacement crisis on the continent, according to the United Nations which on Tuesday allocated more than US$30 million to support partners working in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

The UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, estimates that 2.7 million people, most of them children, have been affected.

Assumpta Massoi has been talking to OCHA spokesperson, Jens Laerke, who's based in Geneva.

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