Water emergency in Chad

Chad continues to face an acute emergency situation due to internal and cross-border violence, mass displacement and limited access to areas in humanitarian need. In addition, uneven and below-average rainfall is jeopardizing future crops and leading to higher food prices and malnourishment. Only 42% of the population has access to water, making it the country with the least drinking water in the world. Access to water is limited by a number of factors including the absence of public reserves for the development of water sources, the lack of a road network which makes it impossible for drills to reach rural communities and the high costs connected to well construction. Moreover, the low percentage of rural population, concentrated in small villages scattered on vast territories, and the high percentage of nomadic population, particularly in the north, make the building of a water supply network even more difficult.

The project was carried out in partnership with UNICEF Italia.