Lake Chad Basin: Urgent Action Needed to Ensure Protection of Humanitarian Assistance for Children

New York, 30 April 2021 – Increasing insecurity in recent months in north-east Nigeria and other Lake Chad Basin border areas poses additional protection challenges for children and their families, with clashes between armed elements and government forces preventing the timely delivery of lifesaving humanitarian aid to those in need.

The situation is particularly worrisome in the Borno state where hostilities have led to the displacement of more than 65,000 people in recent months, resulting in increasing humanitarian and protection needs for boys, girls, and their families. Humanitarian hubs in Dikwa and Damasak have been deliberately attacked as have humanitarian workers while carrying out their operations which has affected the delivery of service.

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SOURCE : Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict