Humanitarian Action for Children 2020
Taking action for children in need
The humanitarian situation in Chad is best described as a prolonged multidimensional crisis caused by displacement of people fleeing conflict in neighboring countries, consistent food insecurity and high rates of malnutrition resulting from a conjunction of factors such as the economic crisis, natural hazards natural including rainfall deficit in large grazing areas, and decrease in agricultural production, as well as a vulnerability to epidemics such as cholera, hepatitis E and measles. All these interact in a structurally deficient environment where social services are inadequate for the population’s most basic needs. In 2019, it is expected that 4,1 million people including 2,3 million children will be in need of humanitarian assistance resulting from a conjunction of three majors crisis i.e. food insecurity and malnutrition, people displacement and a health crisis.