Why World Vision is in Chad

The people of Chad faced three major connected challenges in 2020: chronic food insecurity worsened by irregular weather, conflict in neighboring countries, and weak healthcare systems faced with a pandemic and local epidemics like measles. An estimated 5.5 million people need humanitarian assistance to reinforce their livelihoods and fight poverty as they struggle to feed their families. On top of Chadians’ vulnerabilities, hundreds of thousands of refugees from Sudan, Libya, the Central African Republic, and other countries came to Chad seeking safety from conflict at home, further straining the country’s resources. And the COVID-19 pandemic created pressure on Chad’s healthcare and disrupted vital services like education and trade. Thanks to the support of partners, World Vision focused on boosting health, nutrition, food security, education, child protection, and clean water for thousands of kids and families in need. Over 75,000 people were equipped with clean water and sanitation access to help them stay healthy during the pandemic, and thousands of kids received mental health support. The most vulnerable households were reached with resources to help them weather the year’s challenges.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Chad

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Parents attended trainings on positive discipline strategies, which gave them tools to care for their children in a healthy and productive way.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Nearly 2,000 families attended hygiene trainings led by World Vision, where they were equipped with strategies to stay healthy.
  • Children who needed nutritional support had improved access to care after World Vision led trainings for caregivers and community members on nutrition and established nutrition programs.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Community members were empowered to run literacy groups so that children have access to additional support as they learn to read and write.
  • Reading groups were started in several communities. The groups give kids more opportunities and resources to practice their reading and writing.

Prayer Requests from Chad

World Vision's staff in Chad are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For peace and social cohesion in the transition time following the president’s unexpected death and the establishment of a new government.


  • For the vulnerable children who are at risk of preventable diseases and malnutrition to receive the right care and protection.


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