Landlocked & Starving

The people of Chad are among the most affected by the global climate crisis and face one of the highest levels of hunger in the world.

Ongoing violence, climate extremes and drops in agricultural production are all worsening hunger and poverty across Chad.


1.9M people could experience severe hunger by June 2023


of the population lives below the poverty line


people are forcefully displaced within the country

drought & displacement

Chad is witnessing a new wave of refugees crossing the border following the violent conflict that erupted in neighboring Sudan on April 15. These new arrivals add to the more than 400,000 Sudanese refugees already sheltering in eastern Chad after fleeing from previous conflicts.

In total, Chad hosts 600,000 refugees – more than any other country in West and Central Africa.

WFP’s Work in CHAD

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) plans to provide food and nutrition assistance to 4 million women, men and children in Chad in 2023.


Under its emergency response, WFP plans to assist 2.2 million people throughout Chad including 455,600 refugees and 260,000 IDPs.

Photo: WFP/Laure Chadraoui

In response to the needs of new arrivals from Sudan, WFP plans to preposition food for 100,000 refugees and host communities.

Photo: WFP/Arete/Siegfried Modola/2021

WFP works with communities to rebuild assets including warehouses for farmers’ crops and dams to retain water for irrigation. 

Photo: WFP/Giulio d'Adamo
Photo: WFP/Laure Chadraoui

In 2023, WFP aims to reach nearly 600,000 schoolchildren in areas of Chad where food production is poor even in relatively good years


WFP is expanding its nutrition assistance in 16 high-risk areas facing high malnutrition rates and exposure to floods. 

Photo: WFP/Evelyn Fey/2021

WFP manages UNHAS, which is critical for transporting humanitarian and development assistance across Chad.

Help Save Lives by Sending Food

You can help deliver food to vulnerable populations in Chad and other countries by donating to WFP.