UN Security Council shines light on Lake Chad crisis

UN Security Council shines light on Lake Chad crisisYaoundé (AFP) – UN Security Council envoys on Friday vowed to turn the spotlight on a “neglected crisis” as they began a mission to the Lake Chad region, where hunger, poverty and a Boko Haram insurgency have triggered a major humanitarian emergency. Straddling Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, the region’s problems are also exacerbated by poor governance and climate change. The 15 ambassadors from the UN’s top decision-making body began their mission in Cameroon, seeking to draw global attention to the emergency affecting 21 million people.



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