The flooding occurred in the city of N'Djamena, the capital of the Central African country of Chad.
Meanwhile, 60 schools remain closed due to severe flooding in the neighboring High North of Cameroon, leaving 18,000 students unable to receive an education.
On November 5, 2020, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that “Several neighborhoods in the capital, N'Djamena, were flooded after the dam supporting the lower Chari basin broke in two places. A census of affected people is ongoing and an inter-agency mission has been dispatched to the flooded area to assess the situation and response needs. The first government-led response was initiated and the most vulnerable households received food kits, tarpaulins and rugs."
The recent flooding began around October 30, 2020. Local media reported that the most affected areas are in the 9th district between the Logone and Chari rivers.
N'Djamena Mayor Umar Boukar said that whenever heavy rains fall in the city of N'Djamena, we see repeated flooding. The first flooding in the city occurred on 20 August, when 10 people died and 32,000 were forced to flee their homes.