(Updated) Chad – 3 Dead, 1,500 Displaced After Floods in N’Djamena

Update, 26 August 2020:

In an updated report of 24 August, IOM says that 7,122 households (31,853 individuals) have fled their homes located in 15 quartiers (7 arrondissements) of N’Djamena and 10 people died. As many as 5,250 shelters have been destroyed. IOM added, “Most of the affected individuals are hosted by relatives, but some of them are currently without shelter. As of 25 August 2020, no assistance has been provided to meet their needs.”

Original report, 24 August 2020:

Three people died and around 1,500 were displaced after recent flooding in Chad.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), flooding struck the country’s capital N’Djamena on 20 August 2020.

Flooding destroyed 230 homes and damaged around 100 others in the Dembé quartier in the 7th arrondissement of N’Djamena, displacing 1,502 people from 327 households. Three people died in the flooding.

According to IOM, some of the affected individuals are hosted by relatives, but most of them are currently without shelter

N’Djamena is a port on the Chari River, near the confluence with the Logone River, on the border with Cameroon, where flooding along the Logone is affecting parts of the Far North Region.