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Mission to save Lake Chad

LCBC's Executive Secretary Engr Sanusi Imran Abdullahi and UN General Secretary Representative for West Africa during a mission to save Lake Chad

Fishermen on the Lake Chad

For a long time, the Lake Chad has been a paradise for fishermen, who caught more than a hundred species of fish.

Young shepherd returning from the pastures around the lake

The various successive droughts experienced by this region, have attracted a lot of people including farmers, for whom this green paradise is still an open pantry.

Young drawing water from Lake Chad for domestic needs

The Lake Chad is the alpha and omega for nearly 50 million people, who depend on it for their survival.

Lake Chad, Farming System

The progressive drying of the basin has turned the majority of fishermen to farmers (Image ©FAO/Marizo Marzot).

Image satellite de l’état actuel du lac Tchad

In fifty years, its area, which was about 25.000 square kilometers in the beginning of the 60s, has been virtually divided by ten!

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The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was established on 22 May 1964 by the four countries bordering Lake Chad: Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad. The Central African Republic was granted in 2008. The LCBC is headquartered in N'Djamena, the capital of Chad.

 

The Commission is mandated to manage Lake Chad and other shared water resources in its basin, and to preserve the ecosystems of the Lake Chad Basin and to promote regional integration, peace and security throughout the basin.

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