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Chargé d’Affairs a.i. David Gilmour Visits N’Djaména Flood Victim Assistance Recipients
April 1, 2021

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CDA Gilmour (center) was able to meet and discuss with community organizers (second from left) from the 9th District and Red Cross officials (third from left) the impact of heavy rains in August 2020 which displaced the population from this neighborhood.

March 25, 2021: Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Gilmour toured the 9th District of N’Djamena, Chad’s rebuilding efforts, underscoring the United States support of the Chad Red Cross flood relief and humanitarian efforts in Chad. USAID provided a $100,000 grant to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) enabling the Chad Red Cross to provide construction material to 150 households and non-food items assistance to 300 households. During this visit, Chargé Gilmour was escorted by Chad Red Cross acting President Khala Ahmat Senoussi, a 9th District Government of Chad official and the representative of flood victims.

The United States is proud to support Chad Red Cross relief efforts during the past twenty years, witnessing its development into an effective institution capable of assuming greater responsibility for disaster relief. The United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Chad and responds to the Chadian Government’s international appeals for drought, population displacement, epidemics, and floods.



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CDA Gilmour (right) visited the 9th District of N’Djamena with local officials and the Chad Red Cross to meet flood victims who have returned to their damaged homes with assistance from the United States.
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A community leader (right) describes to CDA Gilmour (second from left) the utility of construction materials for household heads such as this woman who returned to her flood-damaged home.
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Corrugated sheet metal roofing, lumber, nails and other building material were provided with U.S. humanitarian assistance funds to inhabitants of the 9th District who recently returned to their flood-damaged homes. CDA Gilmour and the Chad Red Cross President (center) discuss the positive impact of