Waiting for news. Children use the phone and try to make contact with their parents via the ICRC antenna service in an IDP camp in Edo State, Southern Nigeria. ICRC/Ramin Hashempour
In 2015, the ICRC stepped up its efforts to help some of the many hundreds of thousands of people affected by the Lake Chad conflict and who lack even the basic necessities of life. With the support of the Red Cross societies throughout the region, the ICRC built shelters, distributed food and essential household items, facilitated access to medical care and water, visited security detainees and helped to re-establish contact among families separated by the conflict.