Oxfam warns two million risk hunger in Chad

Published on 22 May 2010

Two million people in Chad will go hungry by June, the head of Oxfam GB’s mission in the country said yesterday, unless there is an immediate intervention by the international community. (..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said the malnutrition rate stands at 27 per cent in some areas. The benchmark for a crisis is 15 per cent, said Jean Luc Siblat, country director for the WFP in Chad. Severe malnutrition stands at 4.5 per cent, when the threshold is 1.5 per cent. “So we are at three times the rate, which is already alarming.”

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