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Third International Conference on Advances in Management, Economics and Social Science - MES 2015

The Lake Chad Basin: from the water crisis to geopolitic emergency

Author(s) : NICOLETTA VARANI, SIMONE DE ANDREIS

Abstract

The paper has the aim of reflect on the current situation of the Lake Chad Basin, characterized by the increasing Humanitarian Situation , determined not more only from the water crisis, but from the progressive presence of terrorist militias of the fundamentalist group Boko Haram. Indeed, today, environmental and social degradation of forests, increasingly advanced, the increasing salinization of soils, the proliferation of aquatic vegetation, the high concentration of population around the lake and wetlands exacerbate exploitation of resources and stir up the anarchist social conflicts. Scholars therefore speak of climate refugees, who face not only climate change, but also international terrorism . In the realization of the paper we will use the Human Development Index ( HDI ), the Human Poverty Index ( HPI ) and the Global Hunger Index referring to countries bordering Lake Chad, in order to better understand the phenomena under investigation

Conference Title : Third International Conference on Advances in Management, Economics and Social Science - MES 2015
Conference Date(s) : 10-11 December, 2015
Place : Hotel Novotel Roma La Rustica, Rome, Italy
No fo Author(s) : 2
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-081-1-125
Page(s) : 165 - 170
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-081-1
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