Refugees in Chad
The total refugee population in Chad is over 450,000. Chad hosts refugees mainly from Sudan, CAR, and Nigeria in 18 camps in the south and east of the country, as well as in N'Djamena and in the Lake Chad region.?
Central African Republic
Armed clashes in CAR displaced more than 28,000 people into Chad since the beginning of 2018, including 7,000 who arrived in late March.? This has been the biggest influx of population from CAR to Chad since 2014. More refugees are expected to arrive as the security situation in CAR is deteriorating. Most new arrivals are vulnerable families, women, and children. Over 500 unaccompanied children have been registered among the newly arrived, as well as 2,300 persons with special needs. ? They are living in more than 40 villages and four refugee camps, in Logone Oriental and Mandoul regions. This new influx puts further pressure on a vulnerable population already facing a lack of access to basic services and high food insecurity. CAR refugees are often forced to travel back and forth across the border in order to get food, which puts them in a vulnerable position. After 15 CAR refugees were killed on both sides of the border and 67 others were victims of SGBV, the Chadian government asked the UNHCR to relocate about 32,000 of them further inland (see map below). However, many refugees are refusing to be relocated. An awareness-raising campaign was launched to convince them of the necessity of moving. ?
There are currently almost 108,000 CAR refugees in Chad, located in camps and host villages in Logone Orientale, Logone Occidentale, Mandoul, Salamat, and Moyen-Chari regions.?
Over 331,000 refugees, mainly from Darfur, are living in protracted displacement. Most are hosted in 12 refugee camps in the east (Ouaddai, Wadi Fira, Sila, and Ennedi Est regions).? Following a tripartite agreement signed between the governments of Chad, the government of Sudan and UNHCR in May 2017, a first convoy of some 50 Sudanese refugees was organised mid-April from Wadi Fira in Chad to Darfur in Sudan.? As of the beginning of May, 166 Sudanese refugees were repatriated. ?
More than 10,000 Nigerian refugees are recorded in Chad, mostly in Lac region. Almost 7,000 are living at the Dar es Salam site. ?