WFP FEEDING OF VULNERABLE GROUPS AND ASSISTANCE TO DROUGHT REHABILITATION, Chad, 1981. Chad, ravaged by recurring droughts since 1967, has more recently been afflicted by civil war and political disturbances and now faces severe food shortages and malnutrition. Thousands of returning refugees, who fled the country during hostilities, must be cared for, and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), in cooperation with the UN High Commission for Refugees and US ?CARE", has authorized emergency operations. The most vulnerable groups (expectant mothers and their small children) are now receiving extra food at social centres. WFP supplies are used to make nourishing meals for those most urgently in need of food, numbering as many as 150,000 by the end of 1981. WFP is also assisting villagers in carrying out drought rehabilitation works. Basic health education is given at a Mother and Child Health Centre.