The Abuja Action Statement on Protection in the Lake Chad Basin – One Year On

Published: 9/Aug/2017
Source: UNHCR / Reliefweb

Adopted on 8 June 2016 by the Governments of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger at the Regional Protection Dialogue on the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, hosted by the Federal Government of Nigeria with the technical support of UNHCR.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

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Nationality and documentation (Actions 20 – 23)

■ Awareness raising campaigns on the importance of civil registration were conducted in all countries, including over 14,000 persons reached in Niger and multilingual radio broadcasts conducted in North East Nigeria. (Action 20)

■ 522 refugee children births were registered in Chad through mobile registration centres between January 2015 and January 2017. (Action 21)

■ Niger endorsed and prioritized the Diffa Administrative and Humanitarian Census Project, which aims to register the entire population of Diffa and is slated to begin in January 2018. (Actions 21 & 22)

■ Nigeria and Niger developed national action plans to eradicate statelessness and designated Government Focal Points on statelessness issues. (Action 22)

Read full text: http://reliefweb.int/report/nigeria/abuja-action-statement-protection-lake-chad-basin-one-year

Themes: Nationality and Refugees, Statelessness
Regions: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria
Year: 2017