Flood in Chad

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Type of Event Flood
Location of Event Chad
Date of Charter Activation 10 October 2012
Charter Requestor UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNICEF
Project Management UNITAR/UNOSAT

Description of the Event

Heavy rains which started in early August have caused continuing floods in Chad. Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by the floods, with damage to both property and agriculture.

In the Rig Rig District of the Kanem Region, 220 houses were destroyed and 3000 people were displaced. In the Sila Region, more than 13,000 houses were affected and the flood waters blocked major humanitarian supplies. In Guera, an estimated 850 people were in need of emergency support. And floods have also been reported in the capital, N'Djamena.

In September the flood waters were still present, and had affected an estimated 466,000 people, and killed 34. 96,000 houses were reported destroyed and 255,000 hectares of crops lost.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Flood waters over Lake Chad and Chad/Cameroon border

Source: Terra - MODIS data

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 28/12/2011
Post-crisis: 30/10/2012

Copyright NASA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT


Update 1: Overview of flood waters, N'Djamena, Chad


Acquired: UK-DMC: 26/10/2012
KOMPSAT: 14/10/2012

Copyright DMCii / KARI
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT


Situational Update 1: Satellite Assessment of Floods over the City of N'Djamena, Chad

Flood analysis based on KOMPSAT and SPOT-5 satellite data

Source: KOMPSAT / SPOT-5

Acquired: KOMPSAT: 14/10/2012
SPOT-5: 16/10/2012

Copyright KARI / Astrium Services, Spot Image
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT
Download the PDF report for this update.


Overview of Flood Waters N'Djamena, Chad

This map illustrates satellite-detected standing flood waters over affected districts in N'Djamena, Chad.


Acquired: AVNIR-2: 24/01/2010
KOMPSAT: 14/10/2012

Copyright KARI / JAXA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT