Improving food security and healthcare access - RESTE
In Chad, almost two-thirds of the population are in a situation of acute or chronic vulnerability. Food insecurity, population displacements and the security situation are impeding the development of the country. In this context, the increasingly precarious situation of populations heightens the risks that they will develop alternative survival strategies, including rallying to violent radical groups, exploiting the most vulnerable, and the emergence of conflicts.
Through local development and improved access to basic services, the project aims to help maintain social and economic stability in the region of Lake Chad and the Sahelian strip to the West of the country. It is targeting young people and women in particular to improve their chances of access to a job or a lasting economic activity. Another component will look to improve food and nutritional security in the most vulnerable communities. The third goal is to increase access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Finally, it will aim to reinforce local structure governance and social cohesion in communities.
It is estimated that 77,500 people will enjoy easier access to job opportunities and will be able to diversify their income stream via support for the agro-pastoral sectors. Food and nutritional security will be reinforced for 88,000 people, while over 150,000 children and pregnant women or young mothers will benefit from quality health care. A total of 160,000 people will have better access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Finally, support will be provided to 134,000 local structures to better accompany social cohesion in communities.
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