Over 4.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Chad, including nearly 900,000 people expected to be food insecure across the country in June.  As of 30 November, there are over 410,000 refugees (mainly from Sudan and CAR) in the south and east of the country and about 174,200 IDPs in the Lake Chad region.? The country faces security threats on its periphery, most notably from Boko Haram (BH) since February 2015 in Lac region. Attacks have targeted both military operations and civilians, driving people from their homes. Around 130,000 people are displaced in Lac region. Nigerian refugees have been crossing into Chad since 2014, further adding to large refugee populations from Sudan in the east, and Central African Republic in the south.

Underlying vulnerability and food insecurity is high, particularly in the Sahelian zone to the north of the country.

INFORM measures Chad's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster is high at 7.8/10. Vulnerability as well as lack of coping capacity are of particular concern, at 7.4/10 and 8.9/10.?

Key priorities

Food security and nutrition: Global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of 11.9% (alert) and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate of 2.6% (emergency).?

Protection: SGBV preventiom, child protection in and outside camps, and access to legal assistance and remedies for refugees. ?

Health: Prevention and treatment of hepatitis E, malaria, measles and meningitis.

WASH is a major concern for people affected by population movements.

Information Gaps and needs

  • Inaccessibility of various areas in Lac region, makes it difficult to register and assess the number and needs of displaced populations. The mobility of the population further contributes to imprecise displaced numbers. ??
Key documents



Humanitarian Bulletin August 2016: Chad



Chad: Situation in Lake region and the impact of Nigerian crisis - SitRep 15



Chad: Situation in Lake region and the impact of Nigerian crisis - SitRep 14

International Crisis Group


Tchad: Entre Ambitions et Fragilités



Chad Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016