Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Chad, the Niger, Nigeria) - Situation report June 2016

Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Chad, the Niger, Nigeria) - Situation report June 2016
Jun 2016

Key messages

  • After missing three consecutive agricultural seasons, restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority for host communities and displaced people to avoid the deterioration of the food security situation during the lean season (May – September).
  • Limited funding received in 2016 for food security and livelihoods interventions is of major concern for the food security and nutrition of 3.4 million people severely food insecure.
  • Without agriculture and livestock support, many farmers and herders will not be able to produce their own food, for both household consumption and income generation, which may result in an extended need for food aid.
  • Special attention to women and youth is given in all FAO interventions. This is crucial to prevent negative coping mechanism, offering alternatives to armed group recruitment and support women that are particularly vulnerable in conflict environment.
  • FAO is strengthening its presence at field level through the set-up of suboffices in Diffa (the Niger), Maroua, (Cameroon), Bol (Chad) and Maiduguri (Nigeria).