FAO Warns Of A Bigger Catastrophe In Lake Chad Basin
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FAO Warns Of A Bigger Catastrophe In Lake Chad Basin

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The food and agriculture organization has warned of a greater catastrophe in the Lake Chad Basin following a prolonged drought in the region. During a visit to north-eastern Nigeria, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva says failure to restore food production in Lake Chad will lead to the worsening of widespread and severe hunger. There will be no substantial harvests until 2018 as planting season was missed this year. Insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin, which incorporates parts of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and north-eastern Nigeria, has resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis in Africa. FAO has urged for humanitarian assistance to be ramped up in the region

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