CHAD: A COUNTRY PARALYZED BY THIRST
12,8 Million, it is the number of Chad inhabitants we can help
Of the population
Doesn’t have access to safe and clean water
Million of people
In the world drink surface water
Million of people
Walk for more than 30 minutes to collect water several times a day
More than 1/2 Of the people concerned
Live in sub-Saharan Africa
ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER IN CHAD
Only 32% of the rural population has access to safe drinking water (cf. OMS)
World For Tchad works for access to safe water in Chad from Paris and on the field. The water wells construction is the lever of our project to improve the living conditions of the villages in South-West Chad.
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CONTINENT, TO REGION, TO COUNTRY
On the African continent, 319 million people do not have access to safe drinking water, let alone clean sanitarian. Rural population, more affected, are prey to serious waterborne diseases. Collecting water is the everyday duty of women and girls, who cannot devote time to economic activities or to go to school.
The Lake Tchad crisis, which began in 2009 in Nigeria, hit hard the country. It is considered one of the worst humanitarian crises, according to the UN. 10.7 million people are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. In addition, there is a chronic food and nutritional crisis.
1 in 3 people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water
159 million people drink surface water
Most of these people live in sub-Saharan Africa
263 million people walk more than 30 minutes to fetch water several times a day
CHAD VILLAGES IN CONSTANT SEARCH FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER
Nowadays, Chad is still considered one of the poorest countries in the world,, with 6.3 million people living below the poverty line. The living conditions of the inhabitants of the villages are very difficult, which continues to paralyze the whole country.
In Chad, the provision of drinking water in rural areas is a major problem for the people. 74% of student do not have access to drinking water service. The absence of drinking water leads to an increase in waterborne diseases and exacerbates poor hygiene practices. Because of unclear water, school absenteeism, and health spending is increasing. On the other hand, food is deteriorating, resources are decreasing, and so as life expectancy.
World For Tchad is striving to reduce inequalities between rural and urban areas regarding access of drinking water. We want to help reach the goal of more than 50% of Chadian villages benefiting from sustainable access to clean and safe drinking water.
Since 2012, World For Chad has been active in the Chari-Baguirmi and Hadjer-Lamis regions and soon in the Mayo-Kebbi East region. In 2015, we signed a Memorandum of Cooperation Agreement with the government, authorizing us to drill 208 community wells. In 2014, we had already installed 14 Human Motor Pump (HDP) wells that supply drinking water to more than 13,000 villagers on a daily and sustainable basis.
Our project is part of the Government of Chad’s National Poverty Reduction Strategy (SNRP) for integrated water management.
In accordance with the policy of the Chadian Government, the wells installed by our organization are monitored and maintained by an actor of the local community that we have identified and designated in agreement with the community.
Through those projects, World For Tchad is committed and acts on a daily basis to allow equal access to drinking water for Chadians.