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Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin: The UK Response

Westminster, London


Kathryn Achilles, Campaigns and Advocacy Manager, Oxfam
Richard Danziger, Regional Director for Western and Central Africa, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Chair: Kate Osamor MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria


Years of violent conflict driven by Boko Haram in North East Nigeria and military operations across the border regions of the Lake Chad Basin area have affected 21 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Over 2.4 million people are believed to have been forced to flee their homes in what is now Africa’s fastest growing displacement crisis – 1.9 million of whom are internally displaced Nigerians living in camps and with host communities. The unfolding humanitarian crisis has left 6.3 million people in the region severely food insecure, including more than 4.4 million Nigerians. Meanwhile, relief agencies are unable to reach up to 2 million people in North East Nigeria.

This Nigeria APPG event will seek to highlight the extent of this rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis and to assess policy options and the UK response. This event is held in collaboration with Oxfam GB and will include a photography exhibition.