Floods leave 70 000 people homeless in Chad

By Guyson Nanagayi – Libreville -About 70 000  people  in Chad  have been left homeless  due floods caused by heavy rains  threatening the country’s food security, a UN agency said on Saturday.

Chad floods

Chad floods

More than half of the country’s regions have been affected, over 31 000ha of crops lost and about 145 000 people  hit by flooding  ,according to Humanitarian Affairs office.

But those figures would climb as some areas are still unaccessible, it added.

“The floods could exacerbate food insecurity for some households in areas where (floods) washed away crops and destroyed livelihoods,” OCHA’s Chad office said in a statement.