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Chad: Floods - Aug 2020

Tipos de desastres

Following floods which have been occurring since early August 2020 in N’Djamena, 7,122 households (31,853 individuals) fled their homes located in 15 quartiers (7 arrondissements) of the city. They took refuge either elsewhere in their arrondissement, or in neighbouring arrondissements. Ten individuals died following the floods. It should be noted that 5,250 shelters have been destroyed. 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. (IOM, 25 Aug 2020)

The rainy season caused flooding in the central and southern provinces, the Lac and N’Djaména, affecting 188,915 people (37,783 households) as of 27 August, covering farming land, and impacting food security and livelihoods. (OCHA, 3 Sep 2020)

The 2020 rainy season has been marked by record rainfall. Twenty out of 23 provinces are affected by floods especially in the centre, east and south of the country. 388,000 people (or 64,670 households) have been affected. In addition, 150,000 hectares of cultivated land have been destroyed, 10,000 cattle have been washed away, and storekeepers’ stocks in flooded markets have been seriously affected. (OCHA, 12 Nov 2020)