UNICEF - Chad
In October 2018, UNICEF commissioned Danny Wilcox Frazier to photograph relief efforts in Chad in order to bring attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Sahel and Lake Chad region. An ongoing campaign against Boko Haram (the Islamic State in West Africa) led to widespread food insecurity and displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the region, including over 450,000 refugees entering Chad. The conflict spilled over the Nigerian border into Chad, creating a humanitarian emergency in the Lake Chad region. These crises combined with high rates of endemic diseases, such as measles and cholera, and natural disasters such as floods and droughts, have combined to lead to a severe humanitarian crisis. More than four million people experience food insecurity in Chad. UNICEF is coordinating relief efforts in cooperation with other NGOs in the region in order to specifically target endemic disease and malnutrition, especially among children, in a region that has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world.