Operation: Opération: Chad



Latest update of camps and office locations: October 2017. By clicking on the icons on the map, additional information is displayed.

Key Figures

2018 planning figures
100% of internally displaced households will be living in adequate dwellings
100% of survivors of sexual and gender-based violence will receive appropriate support
67,500 children will be enrolled in primary education
62,400 people of concern will receive inputs or production kits for livelihood activities
13,600 persons at risk of statelessness will receive identity documents
2016 end-year results
100% of reported SGBV survivors received appropriate support
100% of  people of concern to UNHCR  had access to primary health care
71% of registered school-aged refugee children were enrolled in primary education
22,400 individuals were newly enrolled into management of acute malnutrition programs
3,200 refugees were submitted  for resettlement to third countries

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2016 554,248
2015 474,478
2014 505,067


[["Refugees",391251],["Asylum-seekers",1909],["IDPs",124342],["Returned refugees",28],["Others of concern",36718]]
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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Working environment

The difficult socio-economic environment in Chad is expected to continue in 2018. While there is currently no indication of an armed conflict, the biggest threats will likely be terrorism and civil unrest. Socio-economic and political tensions could degenerate into violence and rising criminality.
Furthermore the operational environment is characterized by the conflict and insecurity in the region, including the continuing fight against Boko Haram. The lingering insecurity in the Central African Republic (CAR) may continue to have repercussions on Chad with 1,000 to 5,000 new arrivals planned. Voluntary repatriation will be an unlikely solution in 2018, due to the security concerns in the countries of origin.
Hosting refugees for over 13 years, Chad continues to have a positive and welcoming attitude, evident through the provision of land for agriculture and placement of some teachers in camp schools. In 2018 and 2019 partnerships with regional and local national services will be strengthened to promote ownership of local development plans, particularly in education and health. 
Despite Chad acceding to the 1951 Geneva Convention in 1981, a draft national law is yet to be approved. Some 90,000 refugee children born in Chad have not been issued birth certificates, which continues to be a serious protection concern. Heavily influenced by harmful traditional practices which violate basic human rights, predominantly of women and children, combined with a weak judicial system, the protection of refugees remains challenging.
The traditional partnership with CNARR (Commission nationale d’Accueil pour la Réinsertion des Réfugiés et des Rapatriés), UNHCR’s government counterpart will be sustained. Partnerships with national and international NGOs will remain stable at 13. The partnership with WFP will be strengthened in relation to a new profiling exercise which will result in a new joint UNHCR and WFP livelihoods strategy. Pursuing a transition towards solutions for protracted situations, UNHCR will aim to strengthen its partnership with UNDP. Emphasis will be placed on inter-agency coordination activities and bridging the gap with development actors.

Key priorities

In 2018, UNHCR will focus on:
  • Improving the quality of life of refugees struggling to combat high levels of mortality, morbidity, and malnutrition through multi-sector interventions, focusing on the most vulnerable, U-5 children and pregnant and lactating women;;
  • The inclusion and integration of all sectors into national services, particularly health, water, sanitation and education;
  • Increasing water supply through the regular maintenance of existing systems and the introduction of a solar-powered system in the camps in the East;
  • Promoting self-reliance through a transitional phase from humanitarian mechanisms to development strategies.
  • Concrete measures to facilitate the socio-economic integration of refugees, by gradually integrating refugee schools and health facilities into the national system.