N'Djamena, 17 January, 2021 / 1:36 pm (ACI Africa).
Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is protecting thousands of children in Chad amid years of violence in the Lake Chad region occasioned by Boko Haram insurgency, the leadership of the entity founded by a Jesuit Cleric has said in a latest report.
“Since 2013, COOPI has been responding to the crisis in Lake Chad, one of the most serious in Africa, by protecting children, helping to overcome trauma, providing education in emergencies, promoting livelihoods and pacifying communities,” the leadership of the Italy-based agency says in a Tuesday, January 12 report obtained by ACI Africa.
Situated in North-west Africa, the Lake Chad region, which encompasses Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad, has been rocked in violence pitting terror group Boko Haram and military forces since 2009.
The conflict has led to the killing of an estimated 37,500 civilians, displacement of an estimated 2.5 million people, and more than 10 million people in need of humanitarian help, according to the international medical humanitarian agency, Médecins Sans Frontières.