Why Chad? Chad was ranked 187 of 189 countries in the UNDP 2019 Human Development Index. It continues to struggle with significant development needs and vulnerability to natural and human-made crises. Poverty remains a considerable challenge and is especially prevalent in rural areas.

*We are currently responding to the threat of COVID-19 in Chad. Find out more about our response here.

A country left vulnerable

In Chad in 2020, it is expected that food insecurity, population displacement and the effects of climate change combined will aggravate an already precarious situation. Around 5.3 million people (one person out of three) are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Concern are responding to the humanitarian needs of host communities and displaced populations in the Lake Chad area, implementing health and nutrition programmes to deliver life-saving assistance and access to basic services health, water, hygiene and sanitation.

Our work in the Sila region of eastern Chad focuses on building community resilience to counter potential disasters. These include the effects of climate change.

Latest achievements

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Livelihoods

We supported 629 farmers who had received an open field vegetable gardening kit and 669 households with livestock management, training community members, improving community resilience in the Sila province.

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Health and nutrition

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WASH in communities

Khamissa Ibrahim is 32 years old mother of six. Pictured is little Rafaida (1).  Khamissa is a Concern-trained Community Health Volunteer. She also sells onions, salt, garlic, oil, okra and chili. Concern’s support has greatly benefited Doroti village as there are less child and adult illnesses. There is a lower rate of malnutrition in women and children. Photo: Lucy Bloxham / Concern Worldwide.
Little Rafaida's mother is a Concern-trained Community Health Volunteer. Photo: Lucy Bloxham / Concern Worldwide.
Khamissa Ibrahim is 32 years old mother of six. Pictured is little Rafaida (1).  Khamissa is a Concern-trained Community Health Volunteer. She also sells onions, salt, garlic, oil, okra and chili. Concern’s support has greatly benefited Doroti village as there are less child and adult illnesses. There is a lower rate of malnutrition in women and children. Photo: Lucy Bloxham / Concern Worldwide.
Ibrahim (6) and Abdurahim (4) sit in their yard while their mother works. Photo: Lucy Bloxham / Concern Worldwide.
Hand washing demonstration
Demonstration of hand washing kit by the Djoua Village Chief in Sila Province. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Mum of two, Iklass Mahamat Tom (28), is currently pregnant. One of her children, Hassaniye Mahamat (2) completed the nutritional programme before turning 2. Before Concern's support, Iklass had no knowledge on hygiene and health. With Concern’s support, there has been an improvement in their health problems and they practice good hygiene in the household. Photo: Lucy Bloxham / Concern Worldwide.
Iklass (28) received training in different agricultural techniques. Photo: Lucy Bloxham / Concern Worldwide.
Women working in a field in Doroti Village, Chad. Photo: Lucy Bloxham / Concern Worldwide.
Women working in a field in Doroti Village, Chad. Photo: Lucy Bloxham / Concern Worldwide.

How we’re helping Chad

We are working hard to combat suffering and build resilience in Chad. We are doing this by expanding our humanitarian response and establishing programmes which will improve livelihoods and increase equality.

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