Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Chad is hungry

 The World Food Programme (WFP) said it had been struggling to feed those in need in Chad.

“With current resources, WFP is able to provide emergency food assistance to some 223,000 out of the 401,000 internally displaced people in Lake Chad,” said Claude Jibidar, local WFP representative. “We still need $67m [£48m] to support all internally displaced people until the end of the year, but funding is not forthcoming and many do not know where their next meal will come from. The humanitarian community is working to keep up with the pace of displacement but is still unable to provide an adequate and timely response.”

According to WFP, 66% of Chadians live in severe poverty. The oil-rich country ranked 187 out of 189 nations in the human development index in 2020.

‘On bad days, we don’t eat’: Hunger grows for thousands displaced by conflict in Chad | Global development | The Guardian

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