Lake Chad Basin: Impact of extreme weather & climate events on food security
Since the 1970s in West and Central Africa, river floods and agricultural and ecological droughts have been increasing while average rainfall has been decreasing. These phenomena have an impact on availability of resources and land, and consequently on the economic and living conditions of the regions’ populations.
The Lake Chad Basin (LCB) is often considered one of the regions of the world that best illustrates the impact of climate change, but the conflict since 2009 has made it difficult to distinguish how much of the deterioration in the humanitarian situation is attributable to the climatic phenomenon. This report aims to explore the impact of extreme weather and climate events on the humanitarian situation in the LCB.