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Chad

Despite political insecurity in the region, Concern has worked hard to deliver high-quality, community-led emergency response and development programs.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 12.83 million
  • Working people earning less than $2/day: 80.4%
  • Life expectancy: 51.8
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 89
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 150
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births): 1,100
  • Literacy rate: 35.4%
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 1.66%

Through our Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition (CRAM) program, we are working in 35 villages in Goz Beida to improve health, nutrition, and livelihoods opportunities for nearly 20,000 people.

Though security and political stability prevailed in Chad in 2014, its neighbors in the region – Libya, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Nigeria – all experienced violent conflict, sending waves of refugees across the country’s borders. Despite these challenges, Concern continued to deliver high-quality, community-led emergency response and development programs in the Sila region in eastern Chad, reaching people through our livelihoods, health and nutrition, disaster risk reduction, water, and sanitation work.

Through our Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition (CRAM) program, we are working in 35 villages in Goz Beida to improve health, nutrition, and livelihoods opportunities for nearly 20,000 people. In these communities, our conservation agriculture approach is helping to improve food security and our nutrition program is contributing to the steady reduction of malnutrition rates among children under five years old. We are also working towards improving the community engagement of women and promoting better health and hygiene practices.

Some of our programs

  • Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition