This study investigates the seasonal patterns of acute malnutrition and its key drivers in the Goz Beida Region of Chad. The research uses mixed methods, including child monthly panel data and multiple rounds of qualitative inquiry to investigate the peak times across multiple nutrition indicators, child morbidity, water access for humans and animals, migration of humans and animals, water contamination, and hygiene practices along the water chain. It builds on research findings from two studies:  Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition and Building Resilience and Adaption to Climate Extremes and Disasters.

The study is a partnership with Concern Worldwide and aims to inform programming around water, livestock, and nutrition in the Goz Beida area.