Chad Humanitarian Response Plan 2019-2020
There are three main aspects of the humanitarian crisis in Chad that contribute to the vulnerability of the population.
Funding requirements 2019-2020
Health sector funding requirements for 2019-2020
US$ 30.8 million for 2019
AHO funding requirements for 2019-2020
US$ 12 296 055
Beneficiaries targeted by AHO and health partners in 2019
Health partners will target 901 200 people in 2019. These include:
• 52% women
• 57% children
• 4% elderly
• 32% men
There are three main aspects of the humanitarian crisis in Chad that contribute to the vulnerability of the population. The first is food insecurity and malnutrition. The second is the population movement. The third is health emergencies that affect the local population, refugees, and internally displaced people. Women and children are the most vulnerable and there is a widespread lack of access to basic services. Chad currently has 580 000 displaced people.
Health sector situation
Over four million people are food insecure in Chad with nearly one million expected to be severely food insecure by June 2019. The nutritional situation remains of concern with nearly 438 101 malnutrition cases expected in 2019 including 237 807 cases of moderate acute malnutrition and 200 294 cases of severe acute malnutrition affecting children under five years old who will be in need of urgent nutritional support.
It is difficult to access essential services, including healthcare (more than 1.9 million people), and drinking water (more than 4.7 million of people). Malaria is the main cause of mortality for children less than five years old. There have been 337 000 confirmed malaria cases and 900 deaths have been recorded since January 2016. Chad has the third highest rate of maternal mortality in the world with the (860 deaths per 100 000).
The proximity of Chad with Cameroon, the Central African Republic and Nigeria, where cases of cholera are regularly reported, makes the border areas at risk and in need of monitoring and appropriate preparation.
Humanitarian Response Plan strategic objectives
- Provide the medical care of vulnerable populations based on their level of vulnerability and needs.
- Strengthen the prevention of epidemics for the most vulnerable in areas particularly conducive to epidemics
- Strengthen reproductive health services to better support obstetric cases and strengthen family planning in order to reduce the risk of maternal and infant mortality.
Emergency response to control meningitis, cholera, malaria, yellow fever, measles outbreaks in Chad
Requested funds US$ 6 399 135
Emergency medical intervention for reduction of morbidity and mortality within the internally displaced population, returnees and host populations in the east and south of Chad
Requested funds US$ 2 330 460
Emergency medical intervention for reduction of morbidity and mortality within the internally displaced population, returnees and host populations in Lake Chad
Requested funds US$ 2 116 460
Emergency medical intervention for life saving of severely malnourished children with complications. Improve delivery and access to primary health care services for children under five in the nomadic population and remote areas in Kanem, Bahr El Ghazal, Lac, Batha, Guera, Hadjer Lamis and regions affected by food insecurity
Requested funds US$ 1 450 000