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  • Impact ?
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  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
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  • Complexity ?
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  • Access Constraints ?
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Key figures

  • 149,000 People displaced [?]
  • 486,000 People in Need [?]
  • 380,000 Moderate humanitarian conditions - Level 3 [?]
  • 107,000 Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4 [?]



Along with Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon, Chad is one of the main countries affected by the Boko Haram crisis. Boko Haram violence first escalated in Chad in 2015, as part of the group’s regional expansion throughout the Lake Chad Basin.? Since then, Boko Haram has remained a significant security threat and has carried out numerous attacks in the Lac region of Chad, including suicide bombings, kidnappings, livestock theft, and destruction of property, among others. These attacks have caused significant displacement, forcing more than 130,000 Chadians to flee their homes.? Notably, Chad also hosts approximately 15,000 refugees who have fled Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria.?

While the overall level of violence linked to Boko Haram is lower in 2019 than several years ago, Boko Haram’s activities continue to drive humanitarian needs across multiple sectors.? More than 330,000 people are estimated to be food insecure in Lac region (IPC phase 2 and above) – 54% of the total population. Violence in the Lac region has disrupted public services.?

Latest Developments


No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.