Chad: Acute Malnutrition Situation October - December 2020 and Projections for January - May 2021 and June - September 2021
A Serious to Critical nutritional situation persists in Chad in 2021
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.10.2020 > 30.09.2021
October - December 2020 
January - May 2021 
June - September 2021 
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Acute
Malnutrition


Nearly 1.9 million children under the age of five and over 346,000 pregnant and lactating women will likely suffer from acute malnutrition over the course of 2021. These include over 400,000 children that are severely malnourished and require urgent action. This situation is a result of a combination of factors, mainly, the poor quality of food intake due to bad Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices, the high prevalence of child morbidities, poor sanitation, low coverage of access to drinking water, as well as the volatile security situation in northern Chad and inter-communal conflicts in other parts of the country.

Between October and December 2020, which coincides with the period of imdecreased malnutrition, four provinces and 22 departments were in a Serious (IPC Phase 3) to Critical (IPC Phase 4) nutritional situation. Between January and May 2021, the situation is expected to either remain the same or slightly deteriorate, with eight departments in a Serious situation moving to a Critical one and another eight departments remaining in a Critical situation. From June to September 2021, if adequate measures are not taken, a significant deterioration in the nutritional situation will likely be observed, leading to a change of phase for two provinces and 16 departments from Serious to Critical and two provinces and 13 departments from Alert (IPC Phase 2) to Serious.


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