February 13, 2016

Education cannot wait for the refugees of Lake Chad

Written by Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education; This blog was originally published on the Education for All blog

This week, the Global Partnership for Education disbursed a grant of $6.95 million for emergency support to education for refugees, returnees and displaced populations in the region of Lake Chad.

Bordering Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan, Chad sits at the juncture of several major humanitarian crises. It has been impacted by both the Sahel food crisis and a financial crisis precipitated by the decline in oil prices.

Beginning in late 2013, the increased level of terrorist activities in Nigeria, as well as governments’ efforts to combat the threat, have led to large numbers of refugees and returnees arriving in Chad, particularly in the Lake Chad Region on the country’s western border. Read full post.