Humanitarian Action for Children 2020

Taking action for children in need

Highlights

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. 

HAC2020

Author

UNICEF Chad

Publication date

Languages

English

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