Chad – Floods Affect 300,000 Says UN

Flooding since August has affected almost 300,000 people the Republic of Chad in north-central Africa.

In recent report, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that an estimated 46,000 households (274,816 people) have now been affected by ongoing floods in Chad.

Severe flooding struck in the capital, N’djamena, in late August, affecting a total of 5,812 households.

Elsewhere in the country, floods in the eastern and central provinces of Batha, Salamat, Sila, Ouaddaï, Ennedi-ouest and Wadi Fira have affected more than 16,000 households, OCHA said.

In the southern provinces of Mayo-Kebbi est, Mandoul and Tandjile, more than 17,000 households have been affected in terms of shelter and livelihoods.

In the Lac province, close to 7,000 households have been affected by floods and are currently displaced.

In early September, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said almost 120,000 people had been displaced by flooding in the country.

In N’Djamena, roads and streets turned into rivers while houses in many neighbourhoods were flooded. Photo: IOM