Hafiz Annor Yaya (Humanitarian Project Manager, UNA-CHAD)
We spoke to Hafiz Annor Annour Yaya, Humanitarian Project Manager at United Nations Association of CHAD, about humanitarian aid in the country.
He talked about the challenges affecting the country and if he could, what he would change about the sector.
How is the humanitarian aid changing in CHAD?
In spite of much effort made by the organisations, donors and government the financial gaps remain enormous. The country hosts a large number of internally displaced persons, due to internal and external conflicts. CHAD has more than 700,000 displaced people, including refugees and returnees from Chad, Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR), Nigeria and Libya.
Due to continued instability in their countries of origin, the prospects of return are not immediate, and new inflows are to be expected. In early 2015, following attacks by Boko-Haram, some 14,000 refugees and thousands of Chadian returnees from Nigeria found refuge in the Lake Chad region, and several thousand IDPs were also reported in the area. Communities hosting population movements, estimated at 597,000 people, are also vulnerable and in need of humanitarian assistance.
What are the major challenges affecting the humanitarian sector?
In CHAD, nearly 2.4 million people are food insecure (20% of the population) of whom 428,000 (3.6%) are severely food insecure. The nutritional situation is also alarming, with 350,000 cases of global acute malnutrition expected in 2015 for children aged 6 to 59 months, of whom 97,000 are severely acutely malnourished.
If you could change, one thing within the humanitarian aid what would it be?
What are you looking forward to about Aid&Trade 2019?
Speak to Hafiz Annor Annour Yaya, at UNA-CHAD United Nations Association of Chad in the NGO Zone at Aid&Trade 2019.