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01 Mar 2018 description

Lake Chad, once one of Africa’s largest lakes, is in distress.

The lake is shared by Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria; its basin – which extends as far as Algeria, Libya, and Sudan – offers a lifeline to nearly 40 million people.

17 Jan 2018 description
  • 606,595 Persons of concern - refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and returnees - for UNHCR operations in Chad

  • 942 Chadian refugees voluntarily repatriated from Darfur, the Sudan to Chad

  • 657 Supplemental Judgments rendered to deliver birth certificates to Nigerian refugees

27 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In response to the deterioration of the nutritional situation (increase of the national global acute malnutrition prevalence from 11.9% in 2016 to 13.9% in 2017, SMART 2017) and the food insecurity threatening directly 890,000 persons in Chad, (IPC 2017) the Humanitarian Country Team, the Ministry of Public Health and ECHO are increasing their efforts on resource mobilisation and response to the crisis.

22 Dec 2017 description

Note de synthèse des principaux résultats provisoires | Septembre 2017

1- Contexte et justifications

21 Dec 2017 description

More than 4,000 Chadian refugees are ready to return to their home country after seeking refuge in Darfur for more than a decade. On 18 December 2017, UNHCR and the Governments of Sudan and Chad began assisting the refugees with transportation and return packages. The first convoy which had 301 refugees, left Um Shalya camp in Central Darfur State heading to Chad.

15 Dec 2017 description


  • Chad is a low-income, land-locked country that suffers from chronic food insecurity due to the effects of regional conflict, frequent drought, lack of income-generating opportunities and limited access to social services. An estimated 4.7 million people in Chad require humanitarian assistance, according to the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan.

13 Dec 2017 description

Persons of concern - refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and returnees - for UNHCR operations in Chad.

Refugees interviewed by the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless persons (OFPRA) for potential resettlement.

Go and see/ Come and tell
visits undertaken by Sudanese and Chadian refugees in accordance with the Tripartite Agreements.

12 Dec 2017 description


• As part of celebrations of the 2017 World Food Day, WFP Chad and ECHO organized an exhibition on “the family meal: what brings us together?” Held in N’Djamena from 16 to 21 October 2017, collected photographs tell the story of a typical Chadian household and explain why it is essential to empower women at household levels and ensure that children have access to adequate nutritional support during the first 1,000 days of their lives.

10 Dec 2017 description


  • Average cereal production expected in 2017

  • Prices of coarse grains declining

  • GDP growth expected to remain negative in 2017

  • Continued assistance required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees

Average harvest expected in 2017

08 Dec 2017 description

Changements clés

La population totale des réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile est passée de 409.264 en Octobre 2017 à 410.710 personnes en fin novembre 2017. Ceci représente une augmentation globale de 1.446 personnes due essentiellement aux activités de l'enregistrement continu.

28 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • UNICEF and its partners continued to respond to the cholera outbreak in the regions of Sila and Salamat. At the end of October 2017, 708 cases of which 23 deaths (death rate of 3.82%) were reported.

28 Nov 2017 description


Chad, one of the poorest countries in the world, faces numerous challenges: food and nutrition insecurity, forced population displacement, climate change (especially drought), epidemics and chronic poverty. The security situation in neighbouring countries has led to significant movements of people to Chad. The country also has recurrent epidemics (hepatitis E, cholera) and thousands of malaria cases that have a direct impact on the morbidity and mortality of children under five.

What are the needs?

20 Nov 2017 description

N’Djamena, le 20 Novembre 2017

La Représentation de l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) au Tchad salue la généreuse contribution de la France à ses opérations en faveur des populations relevant de son mandat.

Cette contribution de 200,000 dollars permettra de mettre en œuvre des activités pour [davantage] protéger, assister et trouver des solutions durables pour ces populations vulnérables, composée majoritairement de réfugiées mais aussi de déplacés internes et retournés tchadiens.

16 Nov 2017 description


Some 4.7 million people in Chad need humanitarian assistance including 407,000 refugees from Sudan, CAR and Nigeria; and 87,000 Chadian returnees.

3.5 million people are food insecure in the Sahel belt of Chad, and global malnutrition rates are above the 15 percent emergency threshold in six of 23 regions. Two million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 1.9 million lack access to health services. Chad has the 3rd highest maternal mortality and sixth highest infant mortality rate in the world.

12 Nov 2017 description

Barka Mahamat Barka

Water and Sanitation Associate, UNHCR Frachana

Farchana, le 09 Novembre 2017 - La Sous-Délégation du HCR de Farchana a accueilli l’Ambassadeur suisse pour le Tchad, le Niger et le Nigeria le mardi 7 novembre 2017.