CHAD Declares State Of Emergency As Floods Affect Over One Million People
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 20, 2022
Chad’s transitional President Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno declared a state of emergency on Wednesday over flooding that is affecting more than a million people in the central African country.
The disposition, the leader said in a televised address, will enable the authorities to better contain and manage the disaster. With around half of the city underwater, residents of N’Djamena are reportedly building dykes, and using their dugout canoes to leave the flooded areas.
The government announced it had put in place a response plan to provide shelter, food, and sanitation, but many residents are reportedly still waiting for the relief materials.
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