Why Chad? Chad was ranked 186 of 189 countries in the UNDP 2017 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.

A country left vulnerable

In 2017, food insecurity, population displacement and the effects of climate change combined to leave 8.1 million Chadians in a state of acute or chronic vulnerability – aggravating an already precarious situation. Around 4.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

We are responding to the humanitarian needs of displaced populations in the Lake Chad area, implementing health and nutrition programmes to deliver life-saving assistance. 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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Mother and baby health

In eastern Chad, mothers were reached with maternal and child health education services including skilled delivery, post-natal care, nutrition, health counselling and immunisation.

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Sanitation

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Health centre

Fatouma Hissine (29) works in the fields and as an agricultural labourer; she sells firewood and straw for animal shelters. In the past, Concern supported Esterena village with agricultural tools and managing children with MAS. She has six children: Hawaye Ahmed (4), Zahra (5), Khadiga (6), Siad (2), Annour (2) and Mahamad (8). Esterena, Chad. Photo: Lucy Bloxham / Concern Worldwide.
Cheese! Fatouma's young children pose for a photo. 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.
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.
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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Group 19Integrated programme
Group 19Emergency response

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