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Chad: Press Release - Launching of the Humanitarian Response Plan 2018 (9 February 2018)

The Government of Chad and the humanitarian community are seeking $ 544 million to meet the humanitarian needs of 1.9 million people in 2018

(N'djamena, 9 February 2018): The Government of Chad and the humanitarian community today launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan, a strategic planning tool based on a common analysis of humanitarian needs. In Chad, 4.4 million people, or nearly one in three people, need humanitarian assistance in 2018. Among them, the humanitarian community has targeted the 1.9 million most vulnerable people and calls for mobilization of US $ 544 million to implement emergency interventions that respond to the three objectives of the humanitarian response plan: to save and preserve the lives and dignity of the affected populations; reduce their vulnerability through building resilience; and contribute to the protection of vulnerable populations and strengthen accountability to affected populations.

In a context of low development, Chad continues to be affected by three major humanitarian crises. Food insecurity and malnutrition affect four million people during the agricultural lean season (May-September), including nearly 890,000 severely food insecure people who are unable to meet their food needs. The prevalence of acute malnutrition has increased, exceeding emergency thresholds in many regions; 12 out of 23 regions have been declared in a nutritional emergency. Displacements of populations forced to flee violence and insecurity continue in border areas, with more than 634,000 displaced people traveling in the south, east and west of the country. Finally, dysfunctional health facilities and low immunization coverage limit access to health care for more than two million people, increasing the risk of epidemics and health emergencies, and contributing to high maternal and child mortality rates.

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Organisation: 
Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies
Government of Chad
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Date de publication initiale: 
09 fév 2018
Type de Document: 
Communiqué de Presse
Lieux: 
N'Djaména
Thèmes: 
Épidémie
Crise Alimentaire/Nutritionnelle
Accès Humanitaire
Déplacés Internes (IDPs)
Bureaux de Coordination: 
Ndjamena