Lake Chad Basin - Situation report September 2016

Lake Chad Basin - Situation report September 2016
Sep 2016

Key messages

  • Restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority to avoid a further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months.
  • Limited funding received in 2016 for livelihood interventions is of major concern, especially in northeastern Nigeria where 4.5 million people face acute food insecurity according to latest analyses.
  • Without agriculture and livestock support, many farmers and herders will resort to negative coping mechanism with long-lasting impact on their livelihoods. This may result in increasing for humanitarian needs in 2017 and beyond.
  • Special attention to women and youth is given in all FAO interventions. This is crucial to offer livelihoods alternatives and income generation opportunities, and support women that are particularly vulnerable in conflict environment.