The Council sent a mission to the Lake Chad Basin region (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) from 1 to 7 March 2017. The mission was led jointly by the Permanent Representatives of France, Senegal and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Key messages conveyed by the Governments of the Lake Chad Basin countries were similar. They acknowledged the continued threat by Boko Haram, despite its degraded capability as a result of operations by the Multinational Joint Task Force and their national armies. They stressed that the military efforts had severely drained their meagre resources in the context of a deep financial crisis affecti ng the region. This, in turn, had limited their ability to address the humanitarian, socioeconomic and development needs of the affected populations.