'5.6 Million Children in Lake Chad Region At Risk of Disease'
Unicef has announced that the threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased population movements particularly in Nigeria's northeast.
Premium Times, 24 June 2017
As the rainy season begins, United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has warned that more than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as… Read more »
Lake Chad was once the second-largest wetland in Africa, supporting a rich diversity of endemic animals and plant life. .
Unicef, 23 June 2017
More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrheal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected… Read more »
Cholera,linked to poor sanitation and a lack of potable water, has killed at least 1,200 people this year in the countries surrounding Lake Chad. Read more »