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31 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • No major new displacement has taken place in the Lake region during December. At the end of 2016, there are 129,481 displaced persons, including IDPs, Chadian returnees from Nigeria and Niger, refugees and third-country nationals.

  • More than 120 sites and displacement locations are scattered around this remote region, making humanitarian assistance a logistical challenge.

07 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Despite incidents reported in Kaiga-Kindjiria area, the security situation remains relatively calm in the Lake region. A decrease in incidents has coincided with the surrender of elements associated with armed groups in recent weeks.

  • Results from the most recent national SMART survey indicate an 11.2% prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM). 153,738 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted and treated in nutritional units so far in 2016, reaching 79% of the annual target.

14 Dec 2016 description

Heavily pregnant, Miriam rests on the bed as an MSF gynaecologist performs an ultrasound of her growing belly. She seems surprised when, unexpectedly, the outline of a baby appears on the monitor, and her expression quickly turns to relief as the translator confirms that Miriam’s unborn child is progressing well.

Miriam is one of 44 patients with hepatitis E who have been admitted to Am Timan hospital in Chad since September. More than 320 other potential cases have been identified.

07 Dec 2016 description


  • En 2017, plus de 4,7 millions de personnes auront besoin d’assistance humanitaire au Tchad.

  • Selon l’enquête nutritionnelle SMART de novembre 2016, 10 régions ont enregistré des taux de malnutrition aigüe sévère (MAS) au-dessus du seuil d’urgence de l’OMS (2%).

  • Le Tchad perd chaque année environ 9,5 pour cent de son Produit intérieur brut (PIB), soit plus de 578 milliards de FCFA à cause de la sous-nutrition.

06 Dec 2016 description



A teachers strike since September due to non-payment of salaries continues to affect access to education throughout the country. In the eastern Ouaddai region, for instance, only around a quarter of the 365 schools are currently functioning. However, 90 per cent of them are private. As a result, parents in some localities have mobilized to recruit community teachers, but there are concerns about the quality of education provided by these teachers.

01 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

31 October 2016


• As of end of October 2016, there are 123,293 people displaced by the Nigerian crisis in Chad’s Lac region. Three additional sites were discovered this month.

• A Hepatitis E outbreak has been reported in the Salamat Region. A total of 128 cases, including 20 positive cases (16% positivity rate) and 2 deaths (1.6% case-fatality) were registered in Amtiman, the main city of Salamat Region.

21 Nov 2016 description


P1 MSF répond en urgence aux cas suspects d’Hépatite E à Am Timam dans la région de Salamat

Qui sont les Médecins Sans Frontières?

P2 Nos activités au Tchad

Interview: Une psychologue panaméenne dans la zone du Lac

Les enfants de Dr. Uli

P3 Les déplacés du Lac

P4 Lutter contre la malnutrition à Bokoro

P5 Interview Dr Rony Brauman: On soignait tout le monde, civils comme combattants

P6 MSF au Tchad en chiffres