More than 4.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Chad, mostly because of chronic poverty, conflict, food insecurity, and malnutrition, particularly in the Sahelian zone in the north.?

Security threats around Lake Chad, most notably from Boko Haram (BH), and military operations to contain them have driven civilians from their homes and disrupted livelihoods. Insecurity has also pushed Nigerian refugees into Chad since 2014, creating a complex displacement crisis across the islands and shores of Lake Chad. Large and protracted refugee populations, mainly from Sudan and CAR, in the south and east of the country also face significant humanitarian needs. ?

Regional instability coupled with a severe economic crisis has challenged the country, however recent harvests have contributed to the country's food security.?A measles outbreak beginning May 2018 continues and has intensified in 2019. As of December 2019, 25,916 cases including 255 deaths were identified in 7 of the country's districts.?

Latest Developments

On 13 and 14 February intercommunal violence between groups of the Zaghawa tribe in Eastern Chad led to the displacement of around 8,000 people, mainly Sudanese refugees and Chadians. The displaced population arrived to different localities in North Darfur and Jebel Moon area, Sudan. Ongoing tensions and the unknown security situation are preventing returns.?

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Find more information related to the outbreak here.

Key Figures

Total population
People displaced
People in Need
Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 3.9

Impact: 3.7

Humanitarian Conditions: 4

Complexity: 3.9

Access Constraints: 3

The above scale is from 0 (Very low) to 5 (Very high)
Information courtesy of ACAPS.
Response Overview

Key Figures - 2019 HPC

in need
People targeted
Funding required


  1. Assurer aux personnes affectées par les mouvements de population un accès à des conditions de vie dignes, selon l’expression de leurs besoins en abris et articles ménages essentiels (AME) et en tenant compte de l`aspect genre.
  2. Assurer la collecte, l’analyse, et le partage d`information désagrégée afin d’orienter les interventions en faveur des populations déplacées les plus vulnérables.
  3. Renforcer la capacité des acteurs impliqués dans la coordination et la gestion des lieux de déplacement, des acteurs gouvernementaux chargés de la relève du cluster Abris/AME/CCCM et promouvoir la protection et la redevabilité envers les communautés affectées.
  4. Appuyer et impliquer les personnes affectées par les mouvements de population en assurant la participation inclusive des femmes dans la mise en œuvre de solutions durables favorisant leur autosuffisance et/ou leur réinsertion au sein des zones d'accueil ou des zones de retour.



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CCCM Cluster Chad - Terms of Reference 01 Jul 2014
HDX datasets

10 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange: