Vouchers the best tool to support Central African refugees in Chad

At the end of March, WFP began the first large-scale distributions of food vouchers to respond quickly and effectively to the growing humanitarian needs of populations that have fled the Central African Republic (CAR).

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.