The Lake Chad Basin (LCB) humanitarian crisis, one of the most severe in the world, has seen around 2.4 million people uprooted from the homes and communities, fueled widespread hunger and malnutrition, and subjected millions of civilians to extreme hardship. At the Oslo Conference in 2017, 14 donors pledged $672 million with around $460 million fulfilled. Despite the considerable impact in the humanitarian response the crisis remains critical and evolving with continuous attacks and uprooting of civilians coupled with cross-border returns of refugees. The funding situation in 2018 looks increasingly bleak with fading international interest in the LCB crisis. Thus the need to engage more in the Oslo II/Berlin LCB conference to revive interest in the region.

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