Devastating floods have hit Chad.

In flood-ravaged Chad, victims have lost everything

One of the poorest and most arid states in the world, the landlocked nation of Chad has been hit by exceptional floods that have affected hundreds of thousands of lives.

One of the poorest and most arid states in the world, the landlocked nation of Chad has been hit by exceptional floods that have affected hundreds of thousands of lives.

In the beleaguered capital of N'Djamena, a field of tents has sprung up to provide emergency shelter and victims are striving to salvage what they can from the ruins of their homes.

An AFP journalist in Walia said dozens of homes were ravaged last week after the Chari River burst its banks following torrential rain.