WFP Chad Nation Transient, September 2020 – Chad

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In numbers

16,485 tons of food aid distributed

USD 633,511 transfers in cash

USD 20.5 million six months (October 2020 – March 2021) net funding needs

In September 2020, 692,543 people supported

Operational updates

• The WFP is supporting the government of Chad in the implementation of a National Food Security Response Plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Bank-funded answer is aimed at 433,000 people in eight provinces. As of September 28, 255,984 people benefited from the second food distribution for the COVID-19 response.

• In September, the WFP supported 329,118 vulnerable Chadians during the lean season in five provinces (Bahr el Gazel, Batha, Kanem, Lac, Wadi Fira). A total of 23,300 children and 16,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women and girls (PLW / Gs) also received nutritional assistance. The second distribution cycle started on September 7th and 99,918 received support on September 28th. The lean season response will be coordinated with the COVID-19 response to ensure better coverage.

• WFP has delivered 348,050 MILDAs (insecticide-treated mosquito nets) to 49 health centers in Ouaddai and Wadi Fira, the provinces hardest hit by chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. As of September 30, 33,260 cases and 1 death had been reported. 1,120,000 MILDAs are required in both provinces. These mosquito nets also help prevent malaria, which remains the deadliest disease in Chad. This year, according to OCHA, 571,258 cases and 1,280 deaths were reported nationwide.

• On September 7th, a total of 45 tonnes of specialized nutritious food (SNSF), contributed by the US BHA, arrived in Chad. In October, the WFP will distribute a total of 35 million tonnes of SNSF to 150,000 people affected by floods. A total of 10 m is kept as an emergency inventory in order to be able to react to sudden crises.
According to UN OCHA, around 388,000 people were affected by the flash floods in August in 19 of the 23 provinces of Chad.

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