15 July 2015
Since December 2013, conflict in Central African Republic has caused 113,000 Chadians in CAR to flee, returning to their home country. Though it seems like coming home would be easy, most of these people left Chad decades ago, and no longer have a solid support network in their home country. Returning to fragile and food insecure regions, the returnees were in need of assistance, particularly to make sure that they did not create additional burden for their host communities. WFP has been providing crucial support to these returnees for the past year through vouchers, which let returnees purchase food in local markets. Now, WFP is initiating resilience projects for the returnees and vulnerable host communities: providing vouchers to participants in asset-building projects. With support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), WFP launched a project to rehabilitate the road from the town of Goré, to the returnee sites of Danamadja and Kobiteye in southern Chad.
15 April 2015
Hunger is a huge issue in Chad. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts:
24 March 2015
Chad suffers from chronic food insecurity. Conflict in Nigeria and other neighbouring countries has led to an influx of 450,000 refugees, placing more pressure on food supplies and disrupting local agricultural production. WFP is working with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD) to provide hot meals for school children in Mao, in the country's Sahel region.
6 March 2015
World Food Programme Field Manager, Irene Del Rio (far right in photo below), has just returned from the refugee site of Dar es Salam (Lac Region), home to a growing number of Nigerian refugees escaping escalating violence in their country.
25 February 2015
N’DJAMENA: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of €1.1 million (US$1.25 million) from the European Union to support the reintegration of thousands of Chadian returnees who have fled violence in the Central African Republic, as well as vulnerable host communities.
17 February 2015
They arrive by boat, tired, hungry and distressed after a 10-hour journey across Lake Chad. They are mostly women and children. And they need help. WFP has been supporting refugees fleeing escalating violence in Nigeria, in need of urgent assistance.
3 February 2015
Thousands of people have fled northeastern Nigeria to Cameroon to escape attacks by militants. We met Sarah at the Minawao camp, 120 kms east of the border, where WFP is providing food assistance to the refugees. Here's the dramatic story of her escape from the militia.
19 January 2015
Mariam, 22, a returnee to Chad from Central African Republic, arrived in Gore with a Chadian convoy in February 2014. In CAR, she managed a small business with her husband, recharging mobile telephones. Now, however, she has no more family in Chad, as her parents moved long ago to CAR.
14 January 2015
This November, the first targeted food distribution successfully occurred in Goz-Amir, a camp for Sudanese refugees in Eastern Chad. During 2011 and 2012, WFP and UNHCR carried out assessments on the impact of food assistance for long-term refugees in several countries, including Chad. Based on the results of these assessments, the Chadian Government, through UNHCR, FAO, and WFP, developed a joint programme for refugees to build their self-reliance.
15 December 2014
N’DJAMENA – A groundbreaking study of the impact of hunger on Chad’s economy is starting in the New Year. Part of a series of surveys known as the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA), it will examine the effects of child undernutrition on health, education and national productivity in Chad.
- Chad struggles to cope with refugees from conflict in Central African Republic Source: The Guardian
- Sahel food insecurity threatens 10 million people in 2013 Source: Reuters/AlertNet
- Sahel: Malnourished to remain above one million in 2013 Source: IRIN
- At meeting in Rome, UN officials stress link between food security and peace in Sahel Source: UN News Centre
- Building Resilience Key to Restoring Sahel Food Security Source: VOA News