Thursday, 02 March 2023 19:11

Niger joins crucial UN transboundary water-sharing accord

© UNOCHA/Michele Cattani
Refugee women prepare food in a displacement site in Ouallam, in the Tillaberi region of Niger.

Niger announced on Thursday that it is to join a key UN water-sharing agreement with its Lake Chad neighbours in the increasingly drought-prone Sahel region.

The development comes ahead of the UN water summit in New York next month, where countries will gather to find solutions to tensions caused by water scarcity.

#LakeChad is soon to be covered by the legal framework of the #WaterConvention thanks to #Niger’s