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Chad: Floods - Jun 2021

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On 26 June, the sub-prefectures of Bologo and Dafra, in western Tandjilé, were severely hit by torrential rains: 231 people were wounded and five killed, 4,413 houses were destroyed, 31 schools and health centers were either totally or partially washed away, and 560 animals went missing. Around 20,000 people are now in need of shelter, food and health assistance. The Governor visited the sites on 30 June and held a coordination meeting with local authorities the next day, setting up a provincial disaster management committee. Governmental and humanitarian partners have been called upon to support the response. (OCHA, 9 Jul 2021)

Ennedi-ouest - Severe rain leaves 80 per cent of village damaged and 850 people affected: Through its Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT), IOM reported 120 households (850 individuals) impacted by heavy rains and severe flooding on 7 July, in the village of Wadi-Doum, 215 kms from Faya. The flooding has caused critical damage to homes, businesses and community gardens: all 10 community gardens, which were the community’s main sources of food, were gravely damaged, 120 houses have been flooded, leaving 99 households without shelter. Almost half of all wells -the only water sources in this desert area- were partially damaged and two of the three latrines in the village were completely damaged. Water levels are decreasing slowly but approximately 80 per cent of Wadi-Doum has reportedly sustained serious material damages. (OCHA, 16 Jul 2021)

As of 28 July, floods have affected around 25,000 people in Tandjile and Mandoul provinces in the south, and Ennedi-Ouest province in the north. On 26 June, devastating floods killed five people, wounded 231 and destroyed 4,413 houses. Humanitarian partners are providing water, sanitation, hygiene, non-food items, and health emergency support to flood affected people there. On 7 July, in Wadi Doum, in EnnediOuest province, heavy rains flooded 120 houses and destroyed 99 houses, affecting 800 people. Humanitarian partners are providing food and non-food items assistance to flood affected people in the area. On 18 July, in Koumra town, in Mandoul province, heavy rains caused one death, wounded several, and destroyed 1,588 houses. Local authorities and humanitarian partners are assessing damages and affected communities’ needs. Weather forecasts project heavy rains for the next two weeks. This could result in floods of the Sudanese and Sudanese-Sahelian areas with overall precipitations of 700mm. (OCHA, 3 Aug 2021)

In August 2020, torrential rains fell over the city of N’djamena causing significant damage (loss of human life, injured people, damage to material goods); several households remained homeless. Official data released by the government reported over 190,000 people affected by the floods, including more than 35,000 in the capital, N’djamena. (IFRC, 3 Sep 2021)