Chad experienced unprecedented flooding during the 2022 rainy season due to heavier than normal rainfall. The rains began in the last week of July and continued until mid-September in some areas, causing significant human and material damage (early estimate: 800,000 people affected).
In addition to the death and injury toll, several hectares of fields have been destroyed, hundreds of livestock have been swallowed up, water points have ceased to function, and hundreds of latrines have been flooded. In total, 16 of Chad's 23 provinces are affected.
Oxfam aims to address unmet needs for water, sanitation, hygiene and food security.
Oxfam plans to distribute essential household kits, support the rehabilitation of damaged latrines and sanitation structures in schools, provide material support to vulnerable households for shelter repairs, and distribute cash for food assistance.
Oxfam will organize awareness sessions on good hygiene practices to reduce the risk of exposure to diseases that can result from flooding.
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