Chad's President Mahamat Idriss Deby declares state of emergency
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The President of the Central African country, Chad, Mahamat Idriss Deby, declared a state of emergency on October 19, 2022 as the country struggles to deal with extraordinary floods that have affected millions of people.
Heavy floods in the Central African country are affecting 636 localities in 18 of its 23 regions.
Thousands of people are migrating due to floods and thousands of hectares of cultivable land are getting destroyed.
The government has put in place a response plan to provide shelter, food and sanitation.
Chad's two main rivers, the Chari and the Logon, which flow through its southern provinces, are at their peak.
President - Mahamat Idriss Déby
Prime Minister - Albert Pahimi Padacké
Capital - N’Djamena
According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Chad is the third poorest country on the planet.
The United Nations has said that some 5.5 million people in the country are in need of emergency humanitarian aid.
According to the World Bank, 42 percent of Chad's 16 million population live in poverty.
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