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



Heavy seasonal rainfall has caused flooding across the country’s central, eastern and southern regions as well as Lac region and N’Djamena. Around 388,000 people were affected as of 2 October. ?

33,000 people affected by floods in Lac region are living in displacement camps. Over 11,000 hectares of crops in Lac region have been destroyed; this may lead to a lower than average harvest and increased food needs for the population. The affected population in Lac region already live in a climate of violence and have reported needs for food, WASH, non-food items, and livelihoods. ?

Access constraints and lack of resources in the eastern, central and southern regions have left more than 46,000 flood-affected households without limited humanitarian assistance as of 2 October. They face reported needs in food, WASH, NFIs and livelihoods.?

Latest Developments


Around 11,500 people have been displaced in N’Djamena since late October, after heavy rains resulted in overflow of the Chari River. Shelter needs are reported as displaced people live overcrowded sites, at risk of the spread of COVID-19 and waterborne diseases. The city’s 9th district, where a protective embankment broke, is the most affected. ?

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Find more information related to the outbreak here.

Humanitarian Access


The volatile security situation combined with a lack of infrastructure restricts humanitarian access. Assault and looting of humanitarian vehicles has been reported in the eastern, southern, and western regions, making it difficult for aid workers to use certain routes. Sporadic incidents of landmine explosions in the Borkou, Ennedi, and Tibesti regions were also recorded. Organisations face challenges due to the lack of government control in Lac and Tibesti regions, where armed groups maintain control. Interference into humanitarian activities also remains a concern with lengthy registration and visa processes continuing to impede access and entry into the country.