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A man looks at the totally flooded Boutal-Bagar district in N'Djamena, Chad on August 5, 2022 following the first heavy rains of the season
A man looks at the totally flooded Boutal-Bagar district in N'Djamena, Chad on August 5, 2022 following the first heavy rains of the season.
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Key Developments

Heavy rainfall in July and August generated floods in 11 of Chad's 23 provinces, resulting in the deaths of at least 22 individuals and damaging or destroying approximately 55,000 houses, affecting an estimated 341,000 people as of mid-August. By early September, rains and resultant floods had damaged nearly 6,700 acres of cropland, negatively impacting affected households’ livelihoods and ability to meet basic food needs. Chad's Logone Occidental Province, Silva Province, and the capital city of N'Djamena are among the country's worst affected areas, according to the UN. In response, as of early September the Government of Chad (GoC) and its partners had distributed approximately 17,600 relief kits containing food assistance and emergency relief commodities to vulnerable households, while the World Food Program is providing four metric tons of high-energy biscuits. Flood-affected populations in Chad are in need of food, health, nutrition, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance, relief actors report.

On September 2, U.S. Ambassador Alexander Laskaris issued a Declaration of Humanitarian Need/Disaster Declaration due to the effects of the floods in Chad. In response, USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) is providing $100,000 to World Vision to provide WASH and shelter assistance to affected communities in Logone Occidental. USAID/BHA staff in Dakar, Senegal, and Washington, D.C., continue to support relief efforts and monitor humanitarian conditions.

Background

Attacks by Boko Haram in Lac, which began in January 2015, continue to prompt displacement—including population movement of Chadian returnees and refugees from neighboring Nigeria—and exacerbate food insecurity and other humanitarian needs. Deteriorating security conditions in the region have also impeded humanitarian response efforts. On December 17, 2019, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Davis Ba redeclared a disaster for FY 2020 due to the ongoing complex emergency in Chad.

 

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Last updated: September 07, 2022

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