WFP Activities

In 2014, WFP is implementing four main operations in Chad: a protracted relief and recovery operation, a school feeding programme, an emergency operation and UNHAS flight services.

WFP’s main activities in Chad are carried out through its relief and recovery operation, a three-year programme launched in January 2012. The project aims improve nutrition by reducing moderate acute malnutrition of children under five and young mothers and preventing acute malnutrition among children less than two years of age. The project also looks to ensure adequate food consumption for food-insecure Chadian families and targeted Sudanese and Central African refugees living in Chad. In Chad’s post-conflict context, WFP is also working to strengthen the resilience of communities to shocks and to restore livelihoods and food security.

WFP carries out a number of activities to achieve these objectives, including general food distributions, voucher transfers, prevention and treatment activities for moderate acute malnutrition, and food assistance for assets. Assistance targets around1.3 million people in 2014, and the project’s three-year budget totals USD 561 million.

WFP’s school feeding project in Chad--entitled “Support for Primary and Girls’ Education”—aims to improve the enrolment, attendance and primary school retention rates of children from vulnerable rural households. The project has a special focus on gender; in addition to daily hot meals served at school to all primary school children, WFP provides families of girls in grade five and six with a monthly take-home ration of oil to encourage parents to send girls to school. The school feeding programme targets 265,000 primary school children and has a budget of USD 19 million.

Following an appeal to the international community by the Chadian Government in January 2014, WFP Chad launched an emergency operation to respond to the needs of people who fled violence in Central African Republic. WFP provides voucher transfers and general food distributions for people taking refuge at sites in Southern Chad, as well as nutrition support for children and mothers. The budget of this operation is USD 14.8 over a six-month period.

In support of the humanitarian community in Chad, WFP manages the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS). Four aircrafts provide a link to 17 destinations throughout the country for both personnel and light cargo. Aircrafts are based in various locations in the country, including N’Djamena, Abéché and Goz Beida.

WFP has been present in Chad since 1968.

WFP Offices
Threats to food security
  • Political instability and insecurity
  • Low education level
  • General poverty
  • Precarious sanitary conditions
  • Poor weaning habits
  • Erratic rainfalls
  • Drought
  • Desertification
  • Locust infestations
  • Lack of modern agricultural infrastructure