Political security and displacement in Chad, combined with the effects of climate change, require a multifaceted approach. Our community-led emergency response includes access to healthcare through mobile clinics.

“We have our own knowledge on how to do some things, but through Concern training we know the best ways to keep the community clean. We will continue to do the things Concern has taught us, as without Concern, the community was not well-functioning.”

— Khamissa Ibrahim, Community Care Group Volunteer

Why Chad

Nearly 4.3 million people, over half of whom are women, need humanitarian assistance in Chad.

Estimates suggest that food insecurity, displacement, and the effects of climate change will stress an already precarious situation in Chad.

Concern is responding to the humanitarian needs of both host communities and displaced populations in the Lake Chad area, implementing health and nutrition programs to deliver lifesaving assistance and access to basic services including health, water, hygiene and sanitation.

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

  • Livelihoods

    In the Sila province, Concern supported 629 farmers in Chad, who received an open-field vegetable gardening kit. We also supported 669 families with livestock management. These community trainings have helped the community to become overall more climate-resilient in the face of a deepening climate crisis.

  • Health & Nutrition

    In 91 villages, we worked on the prevention and management of malnutrition, reducing the rate of severe acute malnutrition. Our health center provided care to over 19,800 children and mothers.

  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

    Over 50 boreholes were drilled or rehabilitated in 56 villages, which helped improve access to drinking water in these communities. We also held training sessions to improve water management and hygiene practices in 26 villages.

Our work in Chad

Our community-led response in Chad increases access to healthcare, adapting to climate change, and supporting displaced Chadians as well as international refugees.

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