Appeals & Response Plans
- Chad: Measles Outbreak - May 2018
- Chad: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2017
- Chad: Hepatitis E Outbreak - Sep 2016
- Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2016
- Chad: Floods - Aug 2012
- West/Central Africa: Meningitis Outbreak - Jan 2012
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Chad: Polio Outbreak - Jun 2011
- Chad: Cholera/Measles/Meningitis Outbreak - Mar 2011
- Chad: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2010
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (4 – 10 December 2018)
- Tchad: Monitoring de Protection, Région du Lac Tchad - octobre 2018
- Tchad : Présence physique des partenaires (Qui a un bureau où) - Décembre 2018
- Tchad : Aperçu de la situation humanitaire (novembre 2018)
- Chad – Lac Region Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Dashboard #5 (November 2018)
Situation générale de la Région
General Situation of the Area
Visiting refugee camps is never easy. No one wants to leave their home, their life, and everything they’ve ever known and run to another country where they have no status, few rights, and are forced to live in a tent. But refugees aren’t given a choice.
For the first time ever in its 40-year existence, the village of Maramara has clean water.
Life in Eastern Chad has been a constant struggle. Water is scarce in the parched Sahel desert. Most of the region was destroyed during the Darfur conflict, causing communities like Maramara to have to fight even harder to survive.
By cathyh on June 11, 2013
This week I was browsing through photos and documents from 2006-2008, when our staff was assessing the needs of families in Chad in the wake of the Darfur war. Wow. The situation was grim. According to these documents, in 2007 there were about 230,000 Sudanese refugees in Chad, and 180,000 displaced Chadians.
'We had nothing but the clothes we were wearing.' Hawai, twenty-seven-year-old widow and mother of four, describes her family's arrival in Goz Beida, Chad after Janaweed rebels attacked their village and forced them to leave. Her husband died a few days after they arrived, from a bullet wound sustained during the attack.
An escalating insurgency and refugee influxes from conflicts in neighboring countries have turned Chad into a humanitarian hotspot, with aid agencies struggling to help around half a million people. World Concern is leading a public works project that is bringing water and work to 4,000 families. Here's a report from World Concern fieldworker Darrell Gustafson:
I recently returned from six months in Chad, helping World Concern at the start of a project to increase food-security and self-sufficiency in the face of enormous obstacles.
A ground-breaking rainwater catchment project is now underway in Goz Beida, Chad, providing meaningful work, food and hope to thousands of people displaced from their homes by Janjaweed and Sudanese rebels. By creating basins to collect rainwater, this World Concern project will allow people at risk of starvation to plant and irrigate crops and provide water for themselves and their animals during the dry season.
Often overlooked in the shadow of nearby Darfur, Chad is fast becoming a major humanitarian crisis.
Chad's slow decline over the past decade has gone largely unnoticed by the international community. Now, with the Darfur crisis spilling over its eastern border, refugees from Central African Republic amassing along its southern border and internal corruption eating away at its heart, the country is on the verge of collapse. Nowhere is this more apparent than along the southern section of its border with Sudan, where displaced Chadians who have been chased from their homes and villages have settled in camps in Goz Beida with insufficient water and no way to support themselves.