ACTED has been working in Chad since 2004, now operating in the Lake Chad and the Eastern Batha regions as well as in the capital, N'Jamena, with a coordination office in N'Jamena and operational offices in Oum Hadjer and Ngouri. The teams are implementing an integrated response to the multisectoral needs of the population affected by structural challenges and cyclical shocks. In order to respond to these challenges, ACTED implements activities to respond to humanitarian emergencies, tackle food insecurity, improve access to water, hygiene and sanitation and strengthen local governance and sustainable economic integration.

Mission context

The persistent, forgotten and under-funded crisis affecting Chad stems from multidimensional causes, linking deep structural issues (low human development, climate change and limited public investments) and frequent conjectural shocks (crises, epidemics, natural disasters). More than 4.4 million persons in Chad need urgent humanitarian assistance and support to reinforce their livelihood. Among them, nearly 4 million are directly affected by food insecurity with the acute malnutrition rate reaching 13.9% of the population.

More than 634 000 persons are displaced throughout the country, as a result of the crises affecting Soudan, Niger, Nigeria and the Central African Republic. These people are particularly vulnerable and require urgent support and sustainable solutions for their integration. These displacements also weaken the situation of host communities for which a multi-sectorial support is necessary.

ACTED in Chad

ACTED provides emergency assistance to the most vulnerable populations and supports them in building and strengthening their resilience capacities. ACTED’s strategy in Chad focuses on six core areas of intervention:

  1. Producing food to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition cases;
  2. Improving access to basic services such as water, hygiene and sanitation;
  3. Supporting people as actors in their communities by strengthening local governance;
  4. Responding to disasters and climate change through disaster risk reduction solutions;
  5. Addressing humanitarian emergencies and supporting people’s resilience capacities;
  6. Supporting sustainable socio-economic integration.
Returnees from CAR cleaning the canal during Cash-for-Work activities in N'Djamena 8th district
Kick-off event of the Cash-for-Work activities for the Chadian retournees from CAR in Diguel school, in N'Djamena 8th district
Malnutrition screening of pregnant and lactating women in the framework of the nutritional support provided in the Wayi department
Cash transfer for the most vulnerable households during the lean season in Batha Est
Organization of goats fairs for the most vulnerable households in Baga Sola, in the Lac region
ACTED, 2017
Goats distribution to women in the framework of resilience activities in the Lake region
ACTED, 2017
Training on livestock management towards women groups supported through goats distribution in the Lake region
A returnee presents the Income Generating Activity that she started thanks to the financial support of ACTED
Blanket feeding activities to prevent the malnutrition of children between 6 and 23 months and pregnant or lactating women in the Lake region

Current projects

Multisectoral emergency shelter and WASH response for host and refugee populations affected by the Central African crisis in the host villages of the Eastern Logone region

Supporting socio-economic integration of Central African refugees

Fostering self-resilience mechanisms of conflict-affected households and improving access to humanitarian information in the Lake Chad Region

Fostering Self Reliance and Improving Access to Information for Conflict-Affected Families

Support for the socio-economic reintegration of Chadian returnees

Food assistance to internally displaced and Chadian returnees

Food assistance to displaced populations in Bol

Short documentary – (in French)

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