Chad Hunger Crisis

A 2012 food and nutrition crisis across the Sahel belt found its epicentre in Chad, stemming from scarce rainfalls in 2011 which caused poor harvests and livestock production, but also was exacerbated by an influx of Chadians returning from Libya as a result of the civil war there. UNICEF estimated 127,000 children under 5 in Chad would require lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition, with an estimated 1 million throughout the wider region of West and Central Africa in the countries of Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal and Mauritania.
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