Stepping-Up Food Aid to Tackle Malnutrition In Chad

Food aid is being ramped up as the worst of the 'hunger gap' approaches due to a mix of drought, poor harvest and rising food prices like in the rest of the Sahel region.

A UN peacekeeper speaks with women refugees in Chad (file photo).

  • Chad:  Health Centres Stretched As Infant Malnutrition Rises

    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 10 May 2012

    "Each year the number of children we see goes up," says Mahamat Abacar, health focal point at Mao hospital in northern Chad. "In 2010 there were around 800 serious cases, last year ... read more »

  • Africa:  Chad's Malnourished Children Offer Stark Illustration of Sahel Food Crisis

    Guardian Global Development Network, 10 April 2012

    Rising therapeutic feeding centre admissions highlight growing urgency of situation in one of Sahel's driest, most remote areas read more »

  • Chad:  UN Official Highlights Human Rights Concerns, Praises Readiness to Address Them

    UN News Service, 4 April 2012

    A senior United Nations human rights official has acknowledged that the political will exists in Chad to improve human rights, but noted that the country has a difficult task ... read more »

  • Chad:  Mothers Breaking Apart Anthills in Search of Food

    Inter Press Service, 29 March 2012

    "Only God knows what will happen to me and my children - for two months there's been nothing to eat. We're living like beggars," Henriette Sanglar, a mother of four in the Moursal ... read more »

  • Chad:  Fighting Malnutrition With 'Dysfunctional' Health Sector

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 19 March 2012

    Hovering at around 20 percent in some places, Kanem Region in western Chad is well-known for having some of the world's highest continual severe acute malnutrition rates. ... read more »

  • Chad:  Food Runs Out As Aid Fails to Arrive

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 13 March 2012

    Late Chadian government recognition of a food crisis, a slow build-up from aid agencies, and severe pipeline constraints due to closed Libyan and Nigerian borders mean food aid has ... read more »