WFP has been present in Chad since 1963. Copyright: WFP/Rodolfo Losada

 

 

The World Food Programme Welcomes Chad’s Historic Contribution To School Meals

For the first time since the beginning of its operations in Chad 50 years ago, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of 182 metrics tons of food from the Chadian government for its school meals programme. The donation is worth US$400,000 dollars (almost FCFA 200 million).  Read the News Release

Overview

Chad is a low-income food-deficit country, ranked 183 of 187 countries on the 2011 UNDP Human Development Index.  It is estimated that there are 330,000 refugees in Chad, putting additional pressure on the limited resources of the already highly vulnerable local population.