Chad Humanitarian Emergency

Teenagers jump in the air.
UNFPA Chad/Ollivier Girard

Chad is facing multiple humanitarian crises due to underdevelopment and conflict in neighbouring countries. The country ranks 186th out of 188 countries in the Gender Inequality Index, making women and girls more vulnerable to discrimination and gender-based violence (GBV) during the crisis. In 2018, 4.4 million people will require urgent assistance, including 1.6 million who will need safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation facilities. Persistent insecurity and hostilities continue to drive displacements. Acute rainfall deficits last season in several regions of the Sahel and the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin has displaced more than 205,000 Nigerians to neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Chad now hosts over 400,000 refugees from the Central African Republic, Nigeria and the Sudan. The low level of funding in 2017, which did not reach 40% of the funding requirement, translated into limited humanitarian coverage. UNFPA is leading the gender-based violence sub-cluster in the country.

Country Population: 14.0 mil

Humanitarian needs

4.10 million
1.03 million
1.38 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA Chad/Ollivier Girard

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.