Weeks of heavy rain have caused significant damage and over 20 fatalities in different regions of Chad, including the capital N’Djamena. As of early October, OCHA reported over 977 000 people were affected by floods in 18 of the 23 regions of the country. By comparison, 256 000 people were affected by the floods in 2021 and 388 000 in 2020.
The UN said that floods have destroyed over 465 000 hectares of agricultural land, which risks aggravating the food insecurity situation that is already critical in the country. Humanitarian organizations are providing assistance to affected people, with about 27 000 households having received food assistance and essential household items, leaving about 150 000 households without assistance due to the access constraints. The Mayo-Kebi river basin has also been affected, worsening the flood downstream in the Benoue and the Niger river.