What we are doing
Action Against Hunger has been working in Chad since 2006. Our work aims to stegnthen Chad’s resilience to food insecurity and prevent further nutrition crises. In response to the growing numbers of malnourished children, we scaled up our nutrition treatment programs in Chad. Already supporting more than thirty nutrition centers, we extended our reach to include an additional ten health centres in areas with alarming rates of malnutrition. This significantly increased access to and quality of care for severely malnourished children in vulnerable communities affected by the Sahel food crisis.
In addition to expanding nutrition treatment, we are supporting populations in Chad through food security and livelihoods programmes designed to strengthen local economies. We support local markets, provide farmers with tools and education for growing healthy crops, vaccinate livestock, and train budding female entrepreneurs in small business management. We are also helping to bolster the country’s weakened health care system. The aim of these initiatives is to strengthen Chad’s resilience to food insecurity and prevent future nutrition crises.
In 2016 we gave nutritional support to 131,617 people and helped 182,139 people access clean water and sanitation facilities. We also supported 105,943 people gain economic self sufficiency.