Highlights 2012

  • OCHA organized an inter-agency needs assessment mission to evaluate the impact of the Libya crisis in northern Chad. Additionally, a coordinated assessment using the Multi-Cluster Initial Needs Assessment approach was conducted in flood-affected areas in the south. OCHA presented the report findings to the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), donors and NGOs. The analysis informed NGO and UN agency joint response and fundraising efforts, and fed into the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) 2013 planning process. 
  • OCHA strengthened the Early Recovery Cluster by seeking out and involving actors engaged in early recovery work. They included NGOs new to Chad, such as Malaria No More, Medair, Merlin, and Lawyers Without Borders.
  • OCHA helped to secure continued funding and personnel for the health centre and surgical ward formerly supported by the ECHO-funded international NGO COOPI in Koukou Angarana, eastern Chad. Funding from partner agencies and personnel allocated by the Ministry of Health enabled health services to continue for the most vulnerable people, including refugees, IDPs or former IDPs recently settled in the area, and the host population.
  • OCHA supported the process of return, relocation and reintegration of IDPs in eastern Chad, advocating for the rights of displaced people and additional funding and humanitarian and early recovery activities in the zones of return.
  • OCHA helped develop a concept note to guide the humanitarian strategy in Chad for the next three years which was incorporated in the CAP 2013+. It integrates long-term resilience activities in humanitarian action and defines methods for improved coordination and collaboration with state and development actors.

An elderly woman at the door of her tent in a camp set up to host thousands of Chadians displaced by huge floods in the capital N’Djamena in 2012. © IRIN/Otto Bakano