Suffering in silence
The third edition of the CARE report highlights the 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2018. Seven out of 10 crises, which also received the least media attention, are in Africa, including Chad and Niger. Both countries struggle with the burden of hosting displaced people and chronic food insecurity. For example, the south-eastern Diffa region of Niger currently hosts some 119 000 refugees and 104 000 internally-displaced people. Border regions suffer from frequent attacks and insecurity. The insecurity interrupts markets and makes humanitarian operations more dangerous and more difficult. Similarly, ongoing conflicts in the Lake Chad region continue to disrupt livelihoods and markets, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Chad hosts more than 450 000 refugees from neighbouring countries, including the Central African Republic, Nigeria and Sudan. The report presents a snapshot of international media attention and contributes to a broader, global discussion aimed at promoting awareness and ultimately delivering humanitarian aid more effectively to those in need.