lake chad basin crisis: chad: JHahn_LakeChadBasin_35

Women clean fish shores of Lake Chad in Tagal Village, Baga Sola, Chad.In late 2014, Boko Haram attacks began to spread beyond the borders of Nigeria into the neighboring countries that border Lake Chad. Inhabitants of the many small islands along the lake fled to the mainland as multinational forces battled the militants. Displaced families who survived the violence were left with little prospects due to the lack of farmable land and the many restrictions on the areas of the lake where they could fish, leaving the population to depend on irregular food distributions from aid agencies and the charity of others.

Women clean fish shores of Lake Chad in Tagal Village, Baga Sola, Chad. 

In late 2014, Boko Haram attacks began to spread beyond the borders of Nigeria into the neighboring countries that border Lake Chad. Inhabitants of the many small islands along the lake fled to the mainland as multinational forces battled the militants. Displaced families who survived the violence were left with little prospects due to the lack of farmable land and the many restrictions on the areas of the lake where they could fish, leaving the population to depend on irregular food distributions from aid agencies and the charity of others.