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.
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 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: