Red Cross calls for sustained, long-term humanitarian assistance in the Lake Chad region

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross — Peter Maurer — has called for more sustained and long-term international efforts to address the needs of refugees in the Lake Chad region.

Mr. Maurer called on the international community to urgently address “the vast human tragedy” around the world, especially in the region.

The ICRC president expressed concern at the deplorable condition of no fewer than 30,000 displaced people in Garin Wanzam village in Diffa Region in Niger, which he visited recently.