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Program beneficiaries surrounding a market garden well
Potable wells improve water access in Chad

About Chad

Chad, one of the poorest countries in the world, has experienced decades of conflict and instability. Since the 2010 peace agreement with neighboring Sudan, however, the country has enjoyed relative stability. Beginning in 2000, foreign direct investment in the oil sector has boosted revenues from oil production. However, the health situation remains bleak: Chadians face one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, high infant mortality and a life expectancy of less than 50 years. Over a third of the population is undernourished, one of the most severe cases of food insecurity in the world. Primary school completion rates are low, particularly for girls, and only about a third of the population is literate.  USAID programs in Chad focus on responding to humanitarian emergencies and addressing the drivers of violent extremism.

Last updated: June 27, 2014

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Leslie E. McBride
Development Counselor
N'Djamena
Chad

USAID Contact

Kennan Wright
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
USA
Phone 
202-712-4467