(Lake Chad Series)
Since 2015, in the Lake Chad Region, 120,000 people have been fleeing their islands to seek refuge from Boko Haram. In Chad, 3% of children under the age of 5 are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). 1,3 million children have been displaced in the Lake Chad Region with limited access to safe drinking water. Thanks to United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and ECHO, 6 mobile clinics have been supported by UNICEF consequently improving access of children under 5 to nutrition services and treatment of SAM cases in the Lake Chad Region.
Produced by Vlad Sokhin for UNICEF, 2017.