Lake Chad: Life amidst a protracted crisis (Chad)
Since 2015, thousands of people in the Lake Chad region have been forced to flee their homes as a result of violent clashes between armed groups and Chadian military forces.

Between 2015 and 2018, we ran mobile clinics in the areas around Baga Sola, Bol, Liwa and Kiskawa to provide basic healthcare and mental health support to displaced people and the local population. Most of the medical conditions we treated were linked to the precarious living conditions and poor sanitation.

We also supported the health centre in Tchoukoutalia and offer mental healthcare to Nigerian refugees in Dar es Salaam camp.

We are still present in the east and south of Chad, and have an emergency response unit (CERU) capable of delivering medical care in under 72 hours.

In 2018
Malnutrition in Chad
I looked after her for seven days at home but after that knew I had to get her to a clinic. Zara Abba visited MSF intensive care unit in Bokoro with her granddaughter.

Patient stories, malnutrition in Bokoro region


Camp opens for 15,000 refugees

Project Update 12 Jun 2003

First signs of malnutrition among refugees

Press Release 28 May 2003

MSF flies in extra supplies and staff for deteriorating refugee situation in Chad

Project Update 7 Apr 2003

Still no food or shelter as the refugee influx continues

Press Release 18 Mar 2003

MSF increases assistance to refugee flow into Chad

Project Update 23 Jan 2003

Blankets and medicines for thousands of refugees in Chad

Project Update 20 Dec 2002