WFP Activities

WFP has been present in Chad since 1963. In 2013, WFP is implementing two projects in Chad. 

The first project is a Relief and Recovery operation, launched in January 2012 for a two-year period. It aims at reducing the prevalence of acute malnutrition of children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women; preventing acute malnutrition of children under 2; ensuring adequate food consumption for food-insecure households and targeted Sudanese and Central African refugees; supporting the livelihoods of targeted communities to strengthen their resilience to shocks and weather shocks; and restoring the livelihoods and food security of communities and households after conflict. The activities under this project include general food distributions, blanket and targeted supplementary feeding, and food-for-assets and food-for-training. This project targets 2,433,500 beneficiaries over the two-year period, for a budget of US$412.8 million.

WFP Chad also implements a development project, entitled “Support for Primary and Girls’ Education”, which aims at improving the enrolment of children from rural vulnerable households; increasing attendance of pupils; improving retention rates in primary schools from grade 1 to 6 in eight regions of the country; reducing disparity between boys and girls; and strengthening government capacity to manage a school meal programme. In addition to daily hot meals served at school, WFP also provided families of girls in grade 5 and 6 with a monthly dry take-home ration, in order to encourage girls' enrolment. The school feeding programme targets 265,000 children, for a budget of US$19 million. 

In 2012, WFP Chad responded to the Sahel food and nutritional crisis, following an appeal to the international community made by the Chadian government in December 2011. In response to the crisis, WFP scaled up general food distributions for drought-affected food insecure households and nutrition support for children and nursing women. WFP food assistance in response to the Sahel crisis was distributed to 2,281,000 people between January and December 2012, out of which 760,000 were children and 118,000 were nursing women. WFP distributed 62,813 metric tons of food, valued at US$ 91 million.

In support of the humanitarian community in Chad, WFP also manages the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) with four aircrafts, providing an air link to 17 destinations throughout the country for both personnel and light cargo. Aircraft are based in N’Djamena, Abéché and Goz Beida.

WFP Offices
Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)103,924
Beneficiary needs ($US)198,296,033
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ -3,585,251
UN CERF2,331,206
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)1,100,000
Threats to food security
  • Political instability and insecurity
  • Low education level
  • General poverty
  • Precarious sanitary conditions
  • Poor weaning habits
  • Erratic rainfalls
  • Drought
  • Desertification
  • Locust infestations
  • Lack of modern agricultural infrastructure