The Lake Chad region, an area affected by the terrorist activities of Boko Haram, displacement and famine, was the focus of a high-ranking international conference taking place in Berlin from 3 to 4 September.
Terror, hunger and millions of displaced persons – the Lake Chad region is one of the most dangerous trouble spots in Africa. Germany is actively supporting a diplomatic approach to resolving the causes of the crisis.
Bacteria and viruses do not stop at frontiers: Germany is helping the G5 countries Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Chad mitigate biological risks across borders.
Germany pledges 120 million euros for humanitarian assistance and stabilisation measures
The north of the Republic of the Niger is suffering from heightened instability owing to the presence of terrorist groups and ongoing refugee flows. The Federal Foreign Office is working to reduce the potential for conflict in the region in the long term.