LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE United States Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, Anne Richard, has embarked on a tour of Cameroon and Chad, among the countries most-affected by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terror group.
During the visit scheduled for Monday to this coming weekend, she will highlight efforts to strengthen international cooperation to ease the desperate plight of refugees and internally displaced persons in the two countries, as well as in the broader Lake Chad Basin region.
The itinerary will focus on furthering US cooperation with the two countries as well as the United Nations and the European Union on refugee and migration issues.
In Cameroon, Assistant Secretary Richard will meet various officials, together with Toby Lanzer, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel.
In Chad they will travel with Christos Stylianides, the European Union’s Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.
The Boko Haram crisis has claimed thousands of lives and displaced over 3 million in the Lake Chad Basin, particularly in Nigeria.
– CAJ News