Humanitarian Health Action

Health assistance to millions in violence-afflicted Lake Chad Basin hampered by lack of funding

Gislaine Djoupe, a nurse specializing in mental health at the Minawo refugee camp in Cameroon's Far North Region.
OCHA/Ivo Brandau
Gislaine Djoupe, a nurse specializing in mental health at the Minawo refugee camp in Cameroon's Far North Region. "It is tough. Most importantly we need to re-establish hope," she said.

3 November 2015 – Violence continues to devastate the lives and health of the millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin – an area covering north-east Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The World Health Organization (WHO) and humanitarian partners are appealing for urgent funding to cope with profound health challenges in the sub-region.