WFP Chad country brief, May 2022 – Chad

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In numbers

767 tonnes of food aid distributed

$1,074,297 in cash transfers made

Net financing requirements of USD 151 million over six months (June to November 2022)

329,565 people assisted In May 2022

Operational updates

• In early June, the government issued an emergency declaration, calling on national actors and international partners to provide support. This decree comes in light of the current serious situation of food and nutrition insecurity, which will see 2.1 million people food insecure and 1.3 million children suffering from acute malnutrition.

• In support of the government’s National Response Plan to respond to the crisis, WFP will support 1.06 million people – 50% of the severely food insecure – during the lean season. Food assistance will be provided for four months to the most vulnerable households in the nine provinces with the worst levels of food insecurity (Phase 3 and above according to the Harmonized Framework of March 2022), namely Barh el Gazel, Batha, Kanem, Lac , Ouaddai, Salamat, Wadi Fira, Hadjer Lamis and Guera. WFP will also provide malnutrition prevention for 132,630 children aged 6 to 23 months and pregnant and breastfeeding women.

• The government, the Resident Coordinator and some representatives of the Humanitarian Country Team of Chad carried out a joint international advocacy and resource mobilization visit from 30 May to 4 June in Brussels, Berlin and Geneva. The purpose of the visit was to increase visibility of the humanitarian situation in Chad and to draw donors’ attention to the impact of underfunding on vulnerable communities.

• The blanket supplementary feeding program was launched in all Cameroonian refugee camps and sites in N’Djamena, to prevent malnutrition among children aged 6 to 23 months and among pregnant and lactating women. This program targets 2,617 children aged 6 to 23 Income level: lower months and 1,745 pregnant and lactating women.

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