Shrinking Lake Chad could trigger humanitarian disaster (AfricaFiles / UN)

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Lake Chad shrinking, could disappear

Author: UN NewsDate Written: 15 October 2009
Primary Category: Ecology Document Origin: UN News Centre
Secondary Category: Central Region Source URL:http://www.un.org
Key Words: Chad, Cameroon, Lake Chad,

African Charter Article #24: All peoples shall have the right to a general satisfactory environment favorable to their development. (Click for full text…)

African Charter Article #24

All peoples shall have the right to a general satisfactory environment favorable to their development.

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Summary & Comment: Lake Chad, once one of the world’s largest water bodies, could disappear in 20 years due to climate change and population pressures, resulting in a humanitarian disaster in central Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warns. The lake, surrounded by Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, has shrunk by 90 per cent, going from 25,000 square kilometers in 1963…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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