For nine years, conflict has shattered the Lake Chad basin, reaching into four countries and resulting in 10.7 million people urgently needing humanitarian assistance.
More than two million people have been displaced and five million regularly do not have access to enough food in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, where the armed fighters have waged a nine-year insurgency. People who are used to supporting themselves now have no access to the land they farm or waters they fish in, making them dependent on outside help.
This year, it is projected that 5.8 million people will face severe food insecurity and half a million children are already suffering with severe acute malnutrition.
Some parts of the area are just too dangerous for aid agencies to operate. However, DEC members are managing reach people in need. To find out more and help those affected follow the links below: