Publication - 2 September 2019

Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices from the Lake Chad Basin

More than 10.8 million are in need of humanitarian assistance across North East Nigeria, Cameroon’s Far North, Western Chad and South East Niger. While civilians face multiple forms of insecurity, adolescent girls are impacted by this protracted crisis in ways that are different from adolescent boys and from women, and in ways that are often overlooked.

Understanding the ways in which adolescent girls experience and navigate the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin provides opportunities for the humanitarian sector to partner with them in addressing their concerns and consolidating their capacities. This report seeks to highlight both the sites of insecurity for adolescent girls, as well as the ways in which they respond and continue to strive towards building safer communities for themselves and those around them.

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