Double Crisis for Chad's Displaced People - UN

More than 360,000 internally displaced persons in Chad's Lake province are exposed to security and environmental risks, says the The International Organization for Migration. While the UN's Paul Dillon says "recurrent security attacks and incursions by armed groups since the beginning of the year prompted the Chadian Government to declare the departments of Fouli and Kaya - two of Lake Chad's border areas "war zones" in March. Located in the western part of Chad, the Lake region borders Nigeria and Niger. The three nations along with Cameroon form the Lake Chad Basin, where thousands have lost their lives and millions have been forced to flee their homes due to attacks by armed insurgents.


Women at a camp sheltering internally displaced persons in Mellia, Lac region, in western Chad (file photo).

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