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Oxfam in Chad

Children playing near a renovated well in Salal. Oxfam helps renovate wells to ensure communities are able to access a supply of safe water. Photo: Andy Hall

From our staff

Mahamat Dirde Zene, Public Health Engineering Assistant

 Oxfam's focus in Chad is on helping people meet their basic needs - so that they can then focus on building a better future for themselves and their families. It's a poor country, people have suffered a lot here as a result of recent wars, and our geographical location - in the Sahel desert - makes life tough. By enabling people to have clean water, to feel safe and to have a good food supply, we can help them move forward. In my role, I monitor and control water points and train communities in water management. I'm so proud of our work rebuilding wells and hand pumps, and restocking people's livestock. 

West Africa food crisis

Oxfam is aiming to reach around 1 million people across West Africa affected by a food crisis.

The impact of our work: Chad food distribution

Video: Counting every last drop and grain

In 2016-17 Oxfam directly helped:

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