Chad's President Mahamat Idriss Deby declares state of emergency

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Chad declares state of emergency

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.

Important facts

  • 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.

About Chad

  • 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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