What we are doing
Action Against Hunger has been working in Chad since 1982. Our teams have been working to address the growing number of malnourished children in vulnerable communities, scaling up our projects, year on year.
In 2017 our teams continued health and nutrition programmes for children under five and pregnant and lactating women in Grand Kanem. The women also benefited from psychosocial support in the nutritional units, helping them to deal with trauma and overcome difficulties they have faced such as loss, displacement and conflict. Food security and water and sanitation programmes are also ongoing. An emergency water, sanitation and hygiene response was organised to combat the cholera epidemic in the Salamat region of eastern Chad. On advocacy, work focused on reducing mother-and-child mortality. In 2017, our advocacy teams also worked on garnering support for the application of humanitarian principles, improved accountability for humanitarian actors and crosscutting beneficiary protection.
Our programmes in Chad include:
- Screening and treatment for children with malnutrition
- Psychosocial support, particularly for mothers
- Improving access to clean water and sanitation
- Educational programmes about the spread of waterborne diseases such as cholera
- Educational programmes for local farmers to improve the agroecology, vaccinate livestock
- Training programmes for female entrepreneurs in small business management
- Prevention of future food shortages and crises