This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 1 (see below).
With a population of 11.2 million, Chad is one of the world’s poorest countries, ranking 163rd out of 169 in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report 2010. The population is vulnerable to shocks and at high risk of food crises; more than 44 percent of rural households are food-insecure. Acute malnutrition is at a critical level of 15 percent in most regions. Since 2003, the unstable political and security situation arising from the ongoing conflicts in Chad and neighbouring countries has affected economic and social recovery, and has had negative effects on the Chadian educational system, crippling development of the country’s human capital.
Chad is a low-income, food-deficit country, ranked 170th out of 177 countries in the 2008 UNDP Human Development Index. Chad has in the past six years hosted around 255,000 refugees from Sudan ’s Darfur region and close to 77,000 refugees from the Central African Republic and 188,000 Chadians have been displaced...