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Lake Chad Crisis Appeal

A dire humanitarian crisis is causing untold suffering in Africa's Lake Chad region. 

More than nine million people need life-saving aid, but this is not a crisis that makes headlines.

Emergency appeal launched for Lake Chad crisis

A mother, who has just arrived at an informal camp near Maiduguri after fleeing her home, feeds her child.
31 Oct 2016

Find out why the British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help people in Africa's Lake Chad region.

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Q&A – The Lake Chad crisis explained

At the state hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Aboubacar, a 12-month-old baby is weighed. He is suffering from the effects of severe malnourishment, is weighed and weighs only 4.74 kg.

Where is Lake Chad, what is going on, and how is the Red Cross helping? Get the answers to these questions and more in our Q&A.

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Lake Chad Crisis Appeal

On the outskirts of Maiduguri, Muna informal camp for internally displaced persons. Ashe, 20 years old, holds her two-year-old daughter, Amahani, who has been sick for more than one month.

Please donate to the Lake Chad Crisis Appeal to help families in desperate need.

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