Chad: USD 10 million for humanitarian assistance


The security situation remains extremely fragile in the Lake Chad Basin and there have been several security incidents on Chad’s borders. According to the most recent UNOCHA update on the humanitarian situation in Chad: some 3.8 million people faced food insecurity at the end of August; and the country hosts some 388 000 refugees, 106 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 89 000 returnees. The situation is particularly difficult in the south where local communities are also dealing with about 210 000 refugees and returnees from the Central African Republic (CAR). The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) approved an additional USD 10 million to support seven humanitarian projects that will be implemented in the four southern regions of the country. These projects will strengthen food security through cash transfers and nutrition services, increase access to health care, maintain and improve water infrastructure and sanitation, rehabilitate destroyed shelters and increase access to education. Nonetheless, the gap between the funding requirements and available funds is growing every year.
Find out +: Chad Humanitarian Overview