Situation Report

A more serious situation than in 2020

Food insecurity has worsened in 2021, with five departments currently at crisis stage, compared to the minimal phase last year. The southern part of the country is more affected than before.

Currently, several areas considered as granaries are already either in crisis or under pressure, such as the departments of Bahr Azoum and Aboudéia (Salamat province), Monts de Lam, Nya Pendé, Pendé (Logone Oriental), Lac Wey, Dodje, Ngourkosso (Logone Occidental). In 2020, all these departments were in the minimal phase (in green).

According to the provisional results for the 2021-2022 agricultural season, published by the Directorate of Production and Agricultural Statistics (DPSA) and partners, via the SISAAP, the agricultural production has overall decreased compared to 2020 results and the five-year average.

Chad’s Western Sahel, including Wayi, Kanem, Mamdi, Nord Kanem, and Wadi Bissam, has the largest drop in production, with 45 percent compared to 2020 and 20.2 percent compared to the five-year average.

During the projected period, the entire country will be in crisis and under pressure, except for few departments in the southern provinces, notably Mayo-Kebbi Ouest, Moyen-Chari and Mandoul, and the departments of Monts-Illi and Kabbia in Mayo-Kebbi Est.

The Government and partners are urged to find ways to meet the needs of people affected by food insecurity and malnutrition. Addressing the situation must be the soonest before it is too late. Donors are urgently required to provide generous support to help the most vulnerable.

In 2021, the National Office for Food Safety (ONASA), as well as the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners provided food assistance to over 1.2 million of the 1.7 million people who were in critical need of food assistance.