9 Million euros for the region of Chad
Belgium reaffirms its support for the humanitarian response in the Lake Chad Basin by granting more than 9 million euros in 2018.
At the High Level Conference on Lake Chad in Berlin, Belgium reaffirmed its support for the humanitarian response in the region by providing specific aid of EUR 9,749,835 in 2018 to various humanitarian organizations such as the Belgian NGOs Caritas International, Oxfam Belgium, Doctors of the World, UNICEF, etc. This year, about 10.8 million people will need help to survive. The conflict that has lasted in this region for nearly a decade has resulted in the disappearance of livelihoods, large population movements and civilians continue to suffer from frequent rights violations. Concerted efforts by humanitarian actors and the government aim to alleviate hunger, provide water, shelter, improve hygiene, health care, protection and education, and help communities to rebuilt their lives and livelihoods. Given the chronic and prolonged nature of the needs, Belgium has also selected the Lake Chad region for transitional development support linking humanitarian aid to development cooperation.
Sectors funded through the operations of Belgium’s humanitarian partners aim to support and protect the most vulnerable in Nigeria, Chad and Niger by strengthening the protection of people and supporting communities to cope with the risk of shocks, resist and adapt. Several projects are aimed at developing innovative solutions to address humanitarian challenges, including problems, tensions between refugees and members of the host community and the need for better technologies for mine clearance.
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