In western Africa insurgent and extremist violence has displaced three million people - including 1.4 million children. Many have fled from Nigeria into the brutally dry and harsh region around Lake Chad where the borders of Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria all meet.
This massive, almost invisible, conflict has left over nine million people in need of urgent assistance and has forced the already poor citizens of Chad, Niger and Cameroon to host and care for the many tens of thousands of strangers arriving in their communities.
World Vision is scaling up its humanitarian operations, expanding decades of work in Niger and Chad to support the displaced and their hosts. The goal is to initially raise $10M to aid 300,000 vulnerable people in what is already one of the poorest regions of the world.