Chad requires greater humanitarian support for UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said.
The aid is not like it was in years past, and the answer is always the same: lack of resources as levels of assistance had failed to keep pace with rising needs.
Climate change is increasing competition for water and other resources across the Sahel region, where temperatures are rising 1.5 times faster than the global average. Water levels in Lake Chad have decreased by as much as 95 per cent in the past 60 years, impacting communities from Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria that rely on the lake and surrounding rivers for their survival.
“The generosity of local and national authorities must be matched by international donors and development organizations, who should provide the necessary resources and expertise to create opportunities for people who cannot yet return home,” Grandi said. “Chad cannot do it alone and should not do it alone. The country needs the support of the international community.”