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Chad: Humanitarian situation overview (as of 28th February 2018)

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Chad is facing interconnected humanitarian crises, in a context of chronic poverty and low social and economic development. The security situation in neighbouring countries continues to generate significant population movements towards Chad, particularly in the south of the country, as well as internal displacements in the Lac region.

Millions of people suffer the consequences of food insecurity and malnutrition every year, especially in the Sahel belt and recently in previously spared areas, such as Tandjilé. This situation is likely to worsen during the lean season (June - Sept.), which may occur early in 2018. The health system remains weak, exposing the country to epidemic risks and persistent diseases such as measles, hepatitis E and malaria, with a direct impact on morbidity and mortality.

All of these factors expose already vulnerable populations to recurring crises, affecting their resilience capacity and making imperative an integrated humanitarian and development approach to overcome the cycle of chronic crises.

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