Intercross the Podcast/Episode #25 Survival at Stake: The Crisis in the Lake Chad Region with Patrick Youssef

As we mentioned in last week's ICYMI, the ICRC’s Director of Operations Dominik Stillhart is testifying today in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy. He along with witnesses from USAID, World Food Programme, UNICEF, Mercy Corps and the International Rescue Committee will speak on the root causes of the famines in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen. The hearing is a follow up from ICRC's Director-General Yves Daccord's testimony last March.

In this episode of Intercross the Podcast, we sit down with Patrick Youssef, ‎the ICRC Deputy Regional Director in Africa. With the hearing focused on the famine in the four countries, Patrick helps us dive deeper into one of the areas of crisis, the Lake Chad region. What's driving the chronic fragility in Lake Chad? How do you rebuild the eroding sense of solidarity in communities? How is ICRC operating in the area? And with such dire headlines dominating, how does one remain hopeful? Hosted by Niki Clark and Sara Owens. 

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