Since 2015, thousands of people in the Lake Chad region have been forced to flee their homes as a result of violent clashes between armed groups and Chadian military forces. Access to basic healthcare is limited in Chad, where malnutrition, malaria, and outbreaks of disease are common. MSF supports local hospital infrastructure and is active in upgrading water and sanitation services.
In the wake of humanitarian emergency
The Lake region remains fragile, and violence by Boko Haram in the area continues. The conditions of the displaced population have improved with the presence of other humanitarian organisations, and many people are returning home. However, the humanitarian needs remain and there is still a need for long-term services and solutions to allow returnees to reintegrate safely and with dignity.