Operation: Opération: Chad



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Key Figures

2017 planning figures
8,080 refugee children under 12 months of age will be issued birth certificates. 100 per cent of people of concern will be registered by UNHCR and 89 per cent of refugees will be provided with identity cards
1,155 unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) out of 1,555 in need will have best interest assessments (BIA) initiated/completed
37% of all refugees will be supported through self-reliance and livelihood activities
100% of the refugee population will have access to primary health care and nutrition services, contributing to the maintenance of an under-five mortality rate of 0.5/1000/month
92% of primary school-aged refugee children will be enrolled in primary schools
2015 end-year results
1,300 files of people of concern were submitted for resettlement
7,800 refugee children received birth certificates
54,600 children were enrolled in primary school
73,000 households had adequate dwellings
45,100 people of concern received support for their agricultural, livestock and fishery activities

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Decrease in
2015 474,478
2014 505,067
2013 454,967


[["Refugees",369540],["Asylum-seekers",2898],["IDPs",51999],["Returned refugees",41],["Others of concern",50000]]
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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Working environment

Chad has been welcoming and hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees, many for over 13 years. Over 26,600 hectares of land have been provided to refugees by the Government and, subject to available resources, access to some health services is also granted to refugees.

At the same time, continued regional insecurity has led to the Government’s decision to close the borders with Niger, Nigeria and the Central African Republic which together with military activities around the Lake Chad Region, have paralyzed agricultural and fishing activities, with significant economic consequences for Chad. Refugee services remain of a high standard compared to national services, rendering it critical to partner with local authorities to ensure consistency and harmonization. 

Few new arrivals are expected from Nigeria, CAR and Sudan as the situations in those countries continue to stabilize. UNHCR continues to explore the possibility of concluding tripartite agreements for solutions together with Chad, and the Central African Republic and Sudan respectively. It is hoped that this will provide opportunities for durable solutions for some 45,800 people of concern during the course of 2017. 

Key priorities

In 2017, UNHCR’s operation will focus on:
•    supporting the adoption of the national refugee law and the extension of the law on civil status to refugee children born in Chad, which will permit the issuance of birth certificates; and pave the way of sustainable  integration of refugees in the national system in partnership with development actors 
•    successfully implementing the fundraising strategy to develop a solar-powered water system in the eastern part of the country; and
•    promoting community empowerment through self-reliance and peaceful coexistence projects, as well as seeking to reduce malnutrition through multi-sectoral interventions.