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Humanitarian Bulletin Chad, Issue 03 | March 2017

Situation Report
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  • Food security and nutrition analysis results released in March 2017 indicate that 2.2 million people are affected by food insecurity in Chad from March to May 2017, almost one in five people.

  • Against all the challenges that lead to precarious living conditions and increased vulnerability to sudden and chronic shocks, a new way of humanitarian-development work must be adopted.


Population 14.2M

Literacy rate 37.3%

Life expectancy 51.9 years

Under 5 mortality rate 133/1,000

Maternal mortality rate 860/100,000

Affected people 8.1M

People in need 4.7 M

Access to drinking water 54%

IDPs (of which registered as of 31/01/17) 127,000 (100,765)

Refugees 395,712

Returnees 86,901

Third-country Nationals 322


589 million requested (US$)

3.4% funded

Food Security: alarming results

More than 2.7 million people are food insecure in Chad

The March 2017 Harmonized Framework, which analyses food security and nutrition, identifies 2.2 million people that will be food insecure in Chad between March and May 2017. This represents almost one in five Chadians. Of these, more than 380,000 will suffer from severe food insecurity (phases 3 to 5), including 13,000 in the emergency phase1 . To these are added over 495,000 refugees and returnees that are also food insecure, bringing the total to over 2.7 million people. Outside the Lac region, where all departments are at the crisis phase (160,000 people in Phase 3 and above), the most affected areas are the departments of Ouara (21,805 people in crisis) and Assoungha (15,161 people) in the Ouaddaï region; East Tandjilé (16,894) in the Tandjilé region and Dar Tama (14,281 people) in the Wadi Fira region.

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