Chad – Over 200,000 Hit by Floods Says UN

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) says that flooding has affected over 200,000 people in Chad.

In a report of 19 November, UN OCHA said heavy rain has triggered flooding across several provinces of Chad, affecting over 211,000 people.

The worst affected areas is the south-western Mayo-Kebbi Est province, where over 80,000 people have been affected and homes damaged or destroyed. The UN says there have been reports of fatalities, although did not give further details.

Mayo-Kebbi Est, which borders Cameroon, is already impacted by an ongoing cholera epidemic. Flooding has been ongoing in Cameroon’s Far North Region and neighbouring parts of Chad after the Logone River broke its banks in October this year.

UN OCHA said authorities and humanitarian organizations are carrying out assessments to determine the extent of needs. Food, water, shelter, sanitation and household items are the priority needs of the affected people.