Responding to Emergencies
3 September 2009
Floods were reported in Bongor (240 km south of Ndjamena) after heavy rain fall on 10 August, reportedly affecting over 1,100 families through floods. A similar situation was also reported in the suburb of Ndjamena on 27 and 28 August. WFP continues to monitor the flood season and will take appropriate actions when necessary.
UNHAS continues to face a serious financial pipeline break. Thanks to recent contributions from US Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (US$1 million), Central Emergency Relief Fund (US$350,000), Ireland (US$351,124), Sweden (US$500,000), and UK (US$825,723), the service will be sustained up to the end of October 2009. WFP hopes to receive additional contributions of US$2.7million in order to be able to continue the operation in November. United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) flight suspension would greatly affect the implementation of humanitarian operations, since most humanitarian workers will not be able to access refugee camps and IDP sites in Eastern Chad.