About Chad

About 17 million people live in areas affected by violence due to the conflict between armed militias and the army in the Lake Chad region.

Country Facts

Chad ranks low in the Global Human Development Index, at 167, out of the 177 countries included in the index.
The Lake Chad region, one of the poorest regions in the country, hosts thousands of Nigerian refugees and internally displaced people – 510,000 refugees.

Rahma Response

73% of the population does not have access to clean drinking water. About 71% of the population lacks a safe cleaning facility.
54.2% of the population is illiterate, the illiteracy rate is high among adults.
64% of the population lives below the poverty line, on less than two $ a day.

Chad Crisis Briefing

Food production and distribution were seriously disrupted and the health and living conditions of the population were affected, including widespread psychological trauma. Diseases such as cholera and malaria are rampant, especially in unsuitable shelters that suffer from poor water and poor sanitation infrastructure.