Security threats around Lake Chad, most notably from Boko Haram (BH), and military operations to contain them have displaced 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.?
IDPs and host families in the Lac region are predicted to experience Crisis (IPC Phase 3) levels of food insecurity until September, as violence and displacement affect access to markets and fishing activities. Populations throughout the country that are already experiencing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) conditions will have to rely on food markets and limit spending on non-food items during the April–October lean season (the period between harvests), in order to remain at IPC Phase 2 levels until September. ? 1.8 million people are in need of WASH support across the country. Lack of drinking water, hygiene and sanitation infrastructure lead to the deaths of around 19,000 people each year.?
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an 87% increase in the amount of people in need of health assistance in Chad, from 950,000 in January 2020 to nearly 1.8 million in May 2020. In addition to COVID-19, Chad is also facing a measles outbreak.?


Latest Developments

13/04 Almost 2,000 Sudanese refugees arrived to Chad due to increasing violence in West Darfur since 3 April, when 144 people died and 240 were injured following clashes in El Geneina city. The refugees are mainly elderly, women and children and are in urgent need of shelter, food and water.?

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: 4.1

Impact: 3.9

Humanitarian Conditions: 4.4

Complexity: 3.7

Access Constraints: 3

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

Key Figures - 2020 HPC

in need
People targeted
Funding required


  1. Contribuer à l'amélioration des conditions de vie des populations par la coordination des activités des partenaires CCCM en faveur des personnes déplacées, retournées et ressortissants des pays tiers.
  2. Améliorer la coordination et la gestion des sites d’accueil des personnes déplacées internes, les retournés et les ressortissants des pays tiers au Tchad avec inclusion des personnes vivant avec handicap et la considération environnementale.
  3. Assurer le suivi de mouvements des populations à travers un système cohérent et fonctionnel dans les sites de déplacement gérés par l’acteur CCCM.
  4. Contribuer à l’acquisition des terres cultivables et des nouveaux sites d'installation aux personnes déplacées internes, retournés vivant dans les sites couverts par le CCCM leur permettant l’auto-prise en charge de façon progressive.

Projects (2019)


HDX datasets

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