UNICEF Chad Humanitarian Situation Report, 31 August 2017
• A cholera outbreak is reported in Sila Region, eastern Chad, near the border with Sudan. 152 cases have been reported with 23 deaths by the end of August 2011
• 11 million USD have been allocated by the UFE CERF to Chad. 6.5 million USD will be used to support refugees and returnees from CAR with multipurpose cash, 3 million USD will ensure availability of basic services for CAR refugees and returnees (health, nutrition, education), and 1.5 million USD will be allocated to UNHAS to allow continued humanitarian access.
• 519 Sudanese people fleeing violence in Darfur between farmers and herders have reached the locality of Katarfa, in the region of Ouaddaï, east of Chad.
• The 2017 nutrition national SMART survey has been finalized and preliminary results are being validated by authorities prior the official release in October.
• The overall needs for 2017 are only 43 % funded.
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
The displacement tracking, initiated by IOM, has not been updated since January 2017 due to lack of funding. Officially, there are about 133,000 displaced people in the Lac Region, of which 106,045 have been registered by UN organizations up to January 2017 (90,911 IDPs, 14,810 Chadian returnees and 324 third-country nationals), and 8,368 Nigerian refugees1 have also been registered by UNHCR as of end of August.
An assessment has been conducted by UN Agencies and local authorities on the site of Dar al-Keir (in the Lac region) where returnees form Niger settled during the month of July 2017. The registration conducted on the site results with a number 4,634 people. Those returnees, reportedly part of Chadian nomadic community settled several years ago in Niger and indicated that they fled from Diffa region (Niger) for fear of attacks by Boko Haram combatants following the recent withdrawal of Chadian soldiers protecting the area. The returnees received an initial assistance from the humanitarian community including the vaccination of children led by UNICEF. The humanitarian community has also been alerted on the arrival of people of the Peuhl Community from Niger to Bagassola on Dar-al-Amin site. Early estimation indicates a number of 600 people who are presented as Chadian who have left the Kanem region to live in Niger decades ago. No specific vulnerability has been identified at this stage for those returnees.
In the Lac region, there were allegations of Boko Haram incursions in two villages (Ouaderarom Kangna and Boltou). One death and the looting have been reported following these incursions. However, the situation in the region remains more stable than during the past months.
In the East of the country, 519 Sudanese mainly women and children fleeing intercommunity violence between farmers and herders in Terbebe (Soudan) have reached the locality Katarfa, in the region of Ouaddaï. The UNHCR and its partners have organised their transfer to the refugee camp of Treguine on a voluntary basis. In Chad, 319,512 Sudanese refugees are living in camps. Following the Tripartite Agreements for the Voluntary Repatriation of Sudanese refugees from Chad and that of Chadian refugees from the Sudan signed on 31 May, mechanisms are being put in place to ensure that returns occur in conditions of safety and dignity as well as ensuring that such returns are lasting.