Ambassador Michele Sison Travels to Lake Chad Basin Region


U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison traveled with the UN Security Council to the Lake Chad Basin region, meeting with government and civil society leaders in Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. After speaking with displaced women in a camp in Maiduguri, she said, “I’m coming away with just two words in my brain – protection and access. Protection because I’m hearing stories not only of these families, and these women victimized, their children victimized, by Boko Haram, but then the protection needs – especially of women and girls – not only inside the camp, but also if they have to go outside, either for firewood or to seek some sort of an income-generating activity.”