Area-Based Programming for Integrated Emergency Response and Recovery

Since 2010, the Lake Chad Basin crisis has affected about 10.9 million people in one of the world’s poorest, most drought-prone regions. Across Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, Boko Haram has killed thousands of people, and 2.4 million have fled their homes. The violence has hindered farming, livelihoods and cross-border trade; prevented delivery of humanitarian assistance; and restricted people from accessing basic services in the four countries. CRS and partners worked together to deliver a holistic, area-based program which focused on improving water and sanitation conditions, but also delivered safe, dignified housing and livelihoods support for families to improve their income opportunities.