Chad http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Chad Country content en Building Roads and Resilience in Chad http://www.wfp.org/stories/building-roads-and-resilience-chad Since December 2013, conflict in Central African Republic has caused 113,000 Chadians in CAR to flee, returning to their home country.  Though it seems like coming home would be easy, most of these people left Chad decades ago, and no longer have a solid support network in their home country.  Returning to fragile and food insecure regions, the returnees were in need of assistance, particularly to make sure that they did not create additional burden for their host communities.  WFP has been providing crucial support to these returnees for the past year through vouchers, which let returnees purchase food in local markets.  Now, WFP is initiating resilience projects for the returnees and vulnerable host communities: providing vouchers to participants in asset-building projects. With support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), WFP launched a project to rehabilitate the road from the town of GorĂ©, to the returnee sites of Danamadja and Kobiteye in southern Chad. Chad Africa Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:19:16 +0000 WFP 647131 at http://www.wfp.org Women And Children Face Gruelling Lean Season In Areas Affected By Boko Haram Violence http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/women-and-children-face-gruelling-lean-season-areas-affected-boko-haram-violence YAOUNDE/N’DJAMENA/NIAMEY/DAKAR – Thousands of women and children in regions where Boko Haram violence has spilled across borders into Cameroon, Niger and Chad face a gruelling lean season as malnutrition rates worsen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today. Cameroon Chad Niger Africa Thu, 07 May 2015 14:42:02 +0000 WFP 646241 at http://www.wfp.org 10 Facts About Hunger In Chad http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-facts-about-hunger-chad Hunger is a huge issue in Chad. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts: Chad Global Africa Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:24:15 +0000 WFP 645940 at http://www.wfp.org School Meals in Chad: Building a Brighter Future http://www.wfp.org/stories/school-meals-chad-making-students-smile Chad suffers from chronic food insecurity. Conflict in Nigeria and other neighbouring countries has led to an influx of 450,000 refugees, placing more pressure on food supplies and disrupting local agricultural production.  WFP is working with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD) to provide hot meals for school children in Mao, in the country's Sahel region. Chad Africa Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:35:37 +0000 WFP 645750 at http://www.wfp.org Views from the field: Life for Nigeria's refugees in Chad http://www.wfp.org/stories/chad-life-refugee-camp World Food Programme Field Manager, Irene Del Rio (far right in photo below), has just returned from the refugee site of Dar es Salam (Lac Region), home to a growing number of Nigerian refugees escaping escalating violence in their country. Chad Africa Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:05:20 +0000 WFP 645530 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Welcomes New European Union Support for Chadian Returnees and Host Communities http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-welcomes-new-european-union-support-chadian-returnees-and-host-communities N’DJAMENA: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of €1.1 million (US$1.25 million) from the European Union to support the reintegration of thousands of Chadian returnees who have fled violence in the Central African Republic, as well as vulnerable host communities. Chad Africa Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:32:09 +0000 WFP 645364 at http://www.wfp.org Fleeing Violence: Nigerian Refugees Receive Solace And Support After A 10-Hour Boat Journey To Chad http://www.wfp.org/stories/chad-nigerian-refugees-10-hour-boat-journey They arrive by boat,  tired, hungry and distressed after a 10-hour journey across Lake Chad. They are mostly women and children. And they need help. WFP has been supporting refugees fleeing escalating violence in Nigeria, in need of urgent assistance.  Chad Global Africa Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:50:51 +0000 WFP 645226 at http://www.wfp.org Cameroon: Sarah's Escape From Nigeria Violence http://www.wfp.org/stories/cameroon-sarah-escape-nigeria Thousands of people have fled northeastern Nigeria to Cameroon to escape attacks by militants. We met Sarah at the Minawao camp, 120 kms east of the border, where WFP is providing food assistance to the refugees. Here's the dramatic story of her escape from the militia. Cameroon Chad Global Africa Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:25:22 +0000 WFP 645063 at http://www.wfp.org Vouchers for Freedom of Choice in Chad http://www.wfp.org/stories/vouchers-freedom-choice-chad Mariam, 22, a returnee to Chad from Central African Republic, arrived in Gore with a Chadian convoy in February 2014.  In CAR, she managed a small business with her husband, recharging mobile telephones.  Now, however, she has no more family in Chad, as her parents moved long ago to CAR.  Chad Africa Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:17:10 +0000 WFP 644832 at http://www.wfp.org Increasing Autonomy for Refugees in Chad http://www.wfp.org/stories/increasing-autonomy-refugees-chad This November, the first targeted food distribution successfully occurred in Goz-Amir, a camp for Sudanese refugees in Eastern Chad.  During 2011 and 2012, WFP and UNHCR carried out assessments on the impact of food assistance for long-term refugees in several countries, including Chad.  Based on the results of these assessments, the Chadian Government, through UNHCR, FAO, and WFP, developed a joint programme for refugees to build their self-reliance. Chad Africa Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:48:41 +0000 WFP 644762 at http://www.wfp.org