Chad https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Chad Country content en Pushing Back On Famine in Nigeria https://www.wfp.org/videos/pushing-back-famine-nigeria The Lake Chad Basin is grappling with a complex humanitarian emergency affecting some 17 million people in the most affected areas across north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon’s Far North, western Chad and south-east Niger. Continued violence has forced 2.3 million people to flee their homes. Chad Nigeria English Africa Video stories Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 651151 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Scales Up to Avert Famine in Boko Haram Affected Areas of Nigeria and Lake Chad Region (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-scales-avert-famine-boko-haram-affected-areas-nigeria-and-lake-chad-region-media The Lake Chad Basin is grappling with a complex humanitarian emergency affecting some 17 million people in the most affected areas across north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon’s Far North, western Chad and south-east Niger. The combined impact of deepening insecurity, rapid population growth and severe vulnerability resulting from the effects of climate change, environmental degradation, poverty and underinvestment in social services is translating into record numbers of people in need of emergency relief. Continued violence has forced 2.3 million people to flee their homes. The UN needs US$1.5 billion in order to respond with food, medicine, shelter, water and other essential needs. WFP in Action Logistics Responding to Emergencies Chad Nigeria English Africa Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:10:34 +0000 WFP 651063 at https://www.wfp.org Government Of Belgium Supports UNHAS In Nigeria And Other Emergencies In 2016/2017 https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/government-belgium-supports-unhas-nigeria-and-other-emergencies-20162017 BRUSSELS - Contributing a total of €6 million, the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC) has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) provide crucial air transport services for the humanitarian community across Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Yemen in 2016 and will continue to support services through 2017. Chad Nigeria Yemen Emergencies Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:30:13 +0000 WFP 650950 at https://www.wfp.org Tens Of Thousands In Lake Chad Region To Benefit From Increased EU Contribution https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/tens-thousands-lake-chad-region-benefit-increased-eu-contribution N’DJAMENA – The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a one-million euro contribution from the European Union through the Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace. This contribution takes the EU’s financial support to WFP in the Lake Chad region to 4,5 million euros. It will allow WFP to provide more than emergency relief for 12,500 families, comprised of 62,500 very vulnerable people in the west of the Sahelian belt.  Chad Africa Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:25:26 +0000 WFP 650708 at https://www.wfp.org The World Must Not Forget Chad’s Refugees, UN Agencies Warn https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/world-must-not-forget-chads-refugees-un-agencies-warn N’DJAMENA – Refugees who have been finding shelter in Chad for the past ten years or more continue to require food assistance and their food security situation remains precarious, a joint assessment by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has found. Chad Africa Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:40:40 +0000 WFP 650643 at https://www.wfp.org European Union Supports Efforts To Reduce Malnutrition In Chad https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/european-union-supports-efforts-reduce-malnutrition-chad-0 N’DJAMENA–The European Union has announced its support for the local production of fortified complementary food in Chad. The joint 3-year project  (2016-2019) will be implemented by several United Nations agencies (FAO, WHO, WFP, UNICEF) in partnership with the Chad Government. Through an integrated, innovative approach, the project aims to improve access, availability and use of highly nutritious complementary food for children under five. Malnutrition is a major obstacle to country’s development. Chad Africa Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:13:25 +0000 WFP 650614 at https://www.wfp.org European Union Supports Efforts To Reduce Malnutrition In Chad https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/european-union-supports-efforts-reduce-malnutrition-chad N’DJAMENA–The European Union has announced its support for the local production of fortified complementary food in Chad. The joint 3-year project  (2016-2019) will be implemented by several United Nations agencies (FAO, WHO, WFP, UNICEF) in partnership with the Chad Government. Through an integrated, innovative approach, the project aims to improve access, availability and use of highly nutritious complementary food for children under five. Malnutrition is a major obstacle to country’s development. Chad Africa Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:06:33 +0000 WFP 650613 at https://www.wfp.org New Study Shows Undernutrition Taking A Huge Toll On Chad’s Economy https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/new-study-shows-undernutrition-taking-huge-toll-chads-economy N’DJAMENA – The economy of Chad is losing some 575.8 billion CFA francs (US$1.2 billion) a year – or 9.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product – to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study launched today in the capital. Chad Global Africa Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:42:15 +0000 WFP 650466 at https://www.wfp.org School Meals At Risk For 1.3 Million Children In West And Central Africa https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/school-meals-risks-1-3-million-children-west-and-central-africa DAKAR – As schools resume this autumn, more than 1.3 million children across West and Central Africa risk missing out on school meals from the World Food Programme (WFP), as widening financial constraints force the United Nations agency – the top sponsor of such initiatives – to reduce its reach. School Meals Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Global Africa School Meals Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:30:00 +0000 WFP 650262 at https://www.wfp.org Japan Supports WFP Food & Nutrition Assistance To Sudanese Refugees In Chad https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/japan-supports-wfp-food-nutrition-assistance-sudanese-refugees-chad N’DJAMENA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$ 1.9 million (1.156 billion CFA) from the Government of Japan to food and nutrition assistance programmes in Chad for more than 110,000 Sudanese refugees. Contributions to WFP Central African Republic Chad Sudan Africa Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:35:20 +0000 WFP 650165 at https://www.wfp.org