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Papers/Reports | November 29, 2016

Response Strategy: Humanitarian Crisis in Lake Chad Basin

How CRS is responding in Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria

This document describes CRS' emergency response to the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin area of central Africa, where 9.2 million people urgently need food, water and basic supplies as of October 2016. CRS' strategy is to focus on restoring people's assets, including food, shelter and living supplies, as well as materials such as agricultural tools and small livestock that will help them earn a living. The response involves working with families and communities to improve long-term food security, livelihoods, and market recovery. It also recognizes the critical role of youth and their involvement in program decision-making, problem-solving and adaptive learning.