Chad food crisis Media gallery

Women and children fetching water from a well in Chawir, south-central Chad

The village of Chawir is located in Canton Migami, south-central Chad. Like almost everywhere in the area, the locals are almost exclusively women and children.

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Community garden in Chawir where women plant and harvest herbs, leafy vegetables, carrots and onions

In Chawir there are two large communal gardens. Around 200 women work here every day. They plant and harvest herbs, leafy vegetables, carrots and onions.

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Vessels used to collect water which is found at a depth of 60 metres

Since April 2012, the people can no longer feed themselves. The soil is not very fertile, even in good times. The groundwater level is located at a depth of 60 meters.

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Training session to help beneficiaries improve their livelihoods in Chad

In Chad, Caritas addresses the food needs of vulnerable populations through food distribution as well as activities to build agricultural sustainability like training.

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Farmers use tools obtained with Caritas' support to help improve crop production

Caritas buys necessary farming tools and distributes them at greatly reduced prices to local farmer’s associations for common use in the respective villages to help improve crop production.

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Farming tools used by farmers in Chad to help improve crop production

Caritas buys farming tools like wheelbarrows and seeders and distributes them at greatly reduced prices to local farmer’s associations. This helps farming communities improve their productivity and crops.

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Helping with the distribution of sorghum during the food crisis in Chad

Caritas is helping with the distribution of sorghum so that people here get at least one meal a day until the next harvest. Sorghum is a main food source for people in Chad during the food crisis.

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Helping farming communities purchase machinery at reduced prices to help improve crop production

Caritas supports farming communities in Chad by helping them purchase tools at reduced prices. Tools like this motorized agricultural machine are purchased by Caritas and distributed at discounted prices to local farmer’s associations to help improve crop production.

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