IOM in the Lake Chad Basin | USA for IOM

IOM in the Lake Chad Basin

IOM provides assistance to the vulnerable displaced people of Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon, including: 


IOM builds shelters and distributes emergency kits in all four countries. In Nigeria alone, four transit reception structures were built to provide temporary shelter to refugees who had returned from Cameroon. 

Essential Aid

IOM distributes kits containing mats, mosquito nets, blankets, kettles, basins, laundry detergent, bathing soap, jerry cans, and sanitary pads to displaced populations. We also provide kitchen sets that include pots, serving spoons, plates, cups, spoons, and knives. In Nigeria, IOM has reached more than 330,000 people with such kits. 

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

In order to ensure access to clean water and sanitary facilities, IOM helps with the construction of latrines and bathing spaces.  We also help with the rehabilitation of boreholes, and we provide dignity kits to women and girls.

Health & Psychosocial Support

IOM’s team provides counseling, group support, focus group discussions, and specialized mental health services. We also deploy mobile teams to carry out mental health and psychosocial support activities.

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