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Cumulatively above average rainfall is reducing cultivated surface areas in many areas

  • Key Message Update
  • Chad
  • September 2022
Cumulatively above average rainfall is reducing cultivated surface areas in many areas

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    • Near or above average rainfall caused flooding in 16 out of 23 provinces, resulting in more than 620,000 people affected, particularly in the three provinces of Tandjilé, Logone Occidental, and Mandoul. In the Lac Region, more than 34 percent of maize fields were destroyed by flooding, according to provisional figures. Multi-faceted assistance funded by CERF for 101,279 people will cover the needs of disaster victims, including food security interventions in various provinces.

    • In early September, fighting between opposition demonstrators and law enforcement officers sporadically disrupted market operations in the capital. In addition, an upsurge in farmer-herder conflicts over control of natural resources (agricultural and pastoral areas) was reported in some areas, including the Department of Lake Iro (Moyen Chari Province). 

    • The seasonal reduction in food flows, accentuated by the impacts of the fuel shortage, is keeping the supply of food products atypical low. However, the limited volumes of early-harvested crops are strengthening availability in the Sudanian zone. In the Sahel, the increase in demand continues because of households' strong dependence on markets and the presence of transhumant herders in host areas.  Cereal flows to this area from the southern provinces of the country are causing continued upward trends near the lean season in the Sudanian zone. Price for millet are over 30 percent above average in Moundou and Sarh.

    • BEG and Kanem, two provinces with structural deficits, are further affected by the effects of insecurity in the gold-mining areas of Tibesti, including the return of thousands of gold miners after the bloody clashes of early 2022. The increase in the price of imported products is accentuating the deterioration of household food consumption and poor households in these regions are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) despite the availability of dairy products and food crops. As a result of the flooding of crops, limited access to markets due to low incomes, and rising market prices, displaced persons and host households in the Lac Province have minimally able to meet their food needs and they are facing Stressed! (IPC Phase 2!) outcomes. Despite the heavy flooding, the availability of fruits and vegetables, coupled with harvested products favors good food consumption by households in the Sudanian zone. They are Minimally food insecure (IPC Phase 1).

    This Key Message Update provides a high-level analysis of current acute food insecurity conditions and any changes to FEWS NET's latest projection of acute food insecurity outcomes in the specified geography. Learn more here.

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