Chad | Treating malnourished children

Chad

An overview of Action Against Hunger's work in Chad. Our teams are providing a wide range of nutrition programmes

460,904
People we helped in 2014

Since gaining independence in 1960, Chad has experienced political instability, social unrest and conflicts with neighbouring countries. This has left the country with poor infrastructure, an unstable government and a dire humanitarian situation. 

The country is prone to natural disasters and people frequently experience malnutrition and food insecurity between harvest seasons, during the so-called “hunger gap”. Chad faces enormous humanitarian challenges. This situation is compounded further by regional threats, including: an upsurge in criminal activities by the Islamist group Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria, the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic, the resumption of inter-ethnic fighting in Darfur since the end of 2013, and ongoing troubles in Mali. 


What we are doing

Since 2006, our areas of work in Chad focused around 4 areas, with the aim of stegnthening Chad’s resilience to food insecurity and prevent further nutrition crises we are:

  • Using mobile nutrition clinics to reach children suffering from acute malnutrition in remote areas
  • Distributing food and cash to boost household income and help the most vulnerable to purchase food from markets 
  • Supporting local farmers,by providing tools and education, implement livestock vaccination programmes to keep the livestock people depend on for their livelihoods healthy
  • Training female entrepreneurs in small business management. 

 

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Facts

Population
11,412,107