Lake Chad

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a lake in north central Africa


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The army also said many insurgents were on the run, and warned communities to watch out for the fleeing Boko Haram militants as their enclaves in Lake Chad region came under intense onslaught.
Subsequently, the plan was expanded to regionally synchronized supplementary immunization activities (SIAs), conducted during August 27-December 6 in five Lake Chad basin countries at increased risk for national and regional WPV1 transmission (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria).
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Security Council strongly condemned all terrorist attacks, abuse of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region and stressed the need for Member States in that area to complement the regional military and security operations against the group.
The speakers shined a light on the continent's glaring reality, from droughts and floods in Southern Africa to shrinking rivers and lakes like Lake Chad and the Niger Basin.
And in 2016, UNICEF will need nearly $23 million to provide access to education for children affected by conflicts in the four countries, most of whom live around the Lake Chad region, the agency added.
Droughts, unemployment and conflict over resources: residents around Lake Chad are grappling with the consequences of climate change.
N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers attacked the island of Koulfoua on the Chadian side of Lake Chad on Saturday, killing around 30 people and injuring 80, two security sources told Reuters.
Lake Chad, once a mighty inland sea, has now shrunk to a fraction of the size it was only 60 years ago.
As for "the Boko Haram" sect which is disturbing the peace in the Lake Chad Basin, she continued, it will surely be defeated by the multilateral joint force established by Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Chad and the members of the Lake Chad Basin, as well as Benin.
In the Lake Chad basin, forces from several nations -- with the backing of the AU --are fighting to end Boko Haram's senseless brutality.
Seven Niger soldiers were killed and two others wounded in a Boko Haram attack on a village near Lake Chad on Friday night," a military report said.
Dozens of militants arrived in the early hours of the morning on motorised canoes at the fishing village on the shores of Lake Chad, setting houses ablaze and attacking a police station.
Officials said the fighters crossed Lake Chad by motorboat and attacked a village on the shores of the lake.
Boko Haram thrives on the weakness of governments in the region of Lake Chad - including Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad; extremism and refugees flourish
Hollande said participants had agreed on a 'global and regional action plan,' which involved 'co-ordinating intelligence, sharing information, border surveillance, a military presence notably around Lake Chad and the capacity to intervene in case of danger,' the report said.
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