Canadian funding in response to the humanitarian needs of the countries in the region of the Lake Chad Basin - Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad

In response to the humanitarian needs in the Lake Chad Basin region, including those related to the growing insecurity caused by regional terrorism, Canada is providing more than 26 million Canadian dollars in humanitarian assistance in 2016.

This support will help to provide food, drinking water, hygiene, sanitation and health services, treatment for acute malnutrition and support for livelihoods for vulnerable populations, including refugees, internally displaced persons and communities hosting refugees.

Canada’s partners include:

  • the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),
  • the World Food Programme (WFP),
  • the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),
  • the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),
  • the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),
  • CARE,
  • l’Œuvre Léger,
  • Oxfam Québec,
  • Development and Peace,
  • Action Against Hunger,
  • the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Chad, His Excellency Salah E. Bendaoud
High Commissioner of Canada to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Perry Calderwood,
High Commissioner of Canada to the Republic of Cameroon, His Excellency René Cremonese,
Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Mali, His Excellency Marc-André Fredette,