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U.N.-Backed Conference Raises More Than $2.1B For Humanitarian Response In Crisis-Hit Lake Chad Basin

The Guardian: Millions of people need urgent help to stave off famine in Lake Chad Basin
“Nine years into a crisis that shows no sign of abating, 11 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are in need of urgent help, a high-level conference has heard. More than two million people have been displaced and five million regularly do not have access to enough food in Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, where the armed group Boko Haram has waged a nine-year insurgency…” (Maclean, 9/4).

U.N. News: Africa’s Lake Chad Basin: Over $2.1 billion pledged, to provide comprehensive crisis response
“A United Nations-backed humanitarian conference to raise much needed resources for relief, development, and peacebuilding programs in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin concluded on Tuesday, raising some $2.17 billion in support and about $467 million in concessional loans for the crisis-ridden region…” (9/4).

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