• Crisis Severity ?
    2.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 519,000 People in Need
  • 489,000 Moderate humanitarian conditions - Level 3
  • 30,000 Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4

Overview

13/05/2019

More than 3.7 million people in Chad are predicted to require food assistance in 2019. Though last year’s harvest was slightly better than average, many agrarian communities are still recovering from the 2018 drought in the Sahel that affected Chad, as well as countries throughout the broader region.? Recurrent droughts have eroded the livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists, and caused a decline in the availability of arable land.? Nearly 40% of Chad’s population lives under the international poverty line ($1.90 USD per day), which increases their vulnerability to food insecurity stemming from drought, flooding, and other natural hazards.?

Some regions of Chad such as Lac and Tibesti are affected by ongoing violence between the government and armed groups, leading to further, localised increases in food insecurity. Both Lac and Tibesti are expected to face Crisis levels of food insecurity (IPC 3) by June 2019, in large part as a result of violence disrupting local markets and livelihoods. ? In Lac, food insecurity is particularly pronounced among the estimated 130,000 conflict-induced IDPs in the region who often lack access to land and income generating opportunities and are highly reliant on humanitarian assistance.  ?

Latest Developments

29/05/2019

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