Chad: Humanitarian situation overview (as of 31st March 2017)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 19 Apr 2017 View Original

Chad is facing interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic poverty and low economic development. The security situation in neighboring countries has led to large population movements into Chad, as well as internal displacement for several years.
Millions of people are affected by food insecurity and malnutrition, especially in the Sahel belt, and this situation is likely to worsen during the lean season (June-September). The country is also experiencing persistent measles epidemics - and currently hepatitis E in Salamat - and thousands of cases of malaria that have a direct impact on morbidity and mortality. All these factors expose already vulnerable populations to recurrent humanitarian crises, exacerbating their vulnerability and affecting their resilience.

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