Chad – European Commission

Chad – European Commission

The EU is one of the main humanitarian aid donors to Chad. In 2023, the EU allocated more than €56 million in humanitarian assistance to help the most vulnerable in the country, doubling its initial amount.

An initial amount of €45 million has been allocated for humanitarian aid to Chad in 2024.

Sudan crisis

Since the start of Sudan crisis, the EU has dedicated approximately €25 million to help respond to this emergency.

To strengthen its response, the EU has also mobilised its European Humanitarian Response Capacity (EHRC) resources.

  • On 31 May, the EU launched a Humanitarian Air Bridge to Chad, delivering over 450 tons of essential supplies to partners assisting displaced people from Sudan (there have been 5 flights in total).
  • The EU temporarily deployed a helicopter, in partnership with the UN Humanitarian Air Service in Eastern Chad, to access hard-to-reach areas during the rainy season.
  • In collaboration with local authorities, the EU rehabilitated an airstrip in the town of Adré.
  • In partnership with HI/Atlas Logistique, the EU created a logistics hub in Adré to allow the storage and shipment of humanitarian supplies.

Responding to the humanitarian needs

EU humanitarian funding allocated to respond to the refugee crisis has been used to address the most urgent needs of the refugee populations arriving in extremely precarious situations, most of whom are women and children, as well as those of the host populations, to increase their resilience and to fund activities to promote peaceful coexistence between communities and connect development, humanitarian, and peace actions.

EU humanitarian assistance has also continued to address the humanitarian needs triggered by the conflict in the Lake Chad region.

We have provided (i) food and nutrition assistance; (ii) health care; (iii) education in emergencies; (iv) water, sanitation, and hygiene services; (v) shelter and (vi) protection to communities in need.

In response to the food and nutrition crisis, the EU has funded assistance such as cash transfers, vouchers, food rations for families, ready-to-use therapeutic food, and essential medicines to treat severely malnourished children.

Anytime needed, the EU responds swiftly to new crises while supporting disaster risk reduction so that people are less vulnerable to future crises.

The EU also finances the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Chad. These flights help aid organisations reach people in need in remote or hard-to-reach areas.

Last updated: 31/01/2024

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