Chad – Floods in South Destroy Shelters in Displacement Camps

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that heavy rain and floods in Moyen-Chari Province, Chad, damaged or destroyed shelters in displacement camps on 21 April, 2020.

IOM said: “Following heavy rainfall, thousands of homes on the Maïngama site (located in the Grande Sido département, Moyen-Chari Province) were damaged, forcing 430 households of 2,062 individuals to flee their destroyed shelters and seek refuge in the shelters of other households within the same site.”

Maïngama is the largest site in southern Chad hosting returnees from the Central African Republic, with currently approximately 10,000 individuals being hosted there. Assessments are being conducted by various partners in order to determine the extent of the damage caused by this rainfall.