As of 31 May 2017, there are 8,500 Chadian refugees in Darfur.?
Refugees in Chad
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. 1,400 refugees and asylum seekers of other nationalities are also registered in the country.??The total refugee population in Chad increased from 397,000 in March 2017 to over 400,000 in May 2017. The overall increase consists mainly of new births.?
Between 19 July and 15 August, several thousand people from Niger settled at a new site called Dar-el-Kheir, near Baga Sola, Lac region. Most of them are reported to be women and children. ??In addition, between 6 and 14 August an estimated 600 people from a Chadian nomadic community arrived from Niger, where they had been living for several decades. They settled on a new site in Dar-al-Amin, near Dar-es-Salam Nigerian refugee camp, in Lac region.?
As of end August 321,000 refugees, mainly from Darfur, are living in protracted displacement situations in Chad.? ? Most are hosted in 12 refugee camps in the eastern part of Chad (Ouaddai, Wadi Fira, Sila regions).?? In 2016, 102,411 registered Sudanese refugees returned to Sudan from Chad.?
Central African Republic
As of end August, over 70,300 CAR refugees are hosted in Chad.? They are in camps in southern regions. Many are in Belom (19,700) and Dosseye (12,700) camps.??Despite the official closure of the border with CAR, as of 30 April, 1,209 people have crossed in several waves into Logone Orientale region, following violence in Ouham Pende prefecture, Central African Republic. Mostly are women and children (between 80-90% of each wave), in need of protection and healthcare.?? Refugees are expected to stay thoughout 2017 as insecurity persists in CAR.?
As of end August, 8,400 Nigerian refugees are recorded in Chad, most in Lac region.? Around 5,490 are living at the Dar es Salam site, and another 1,250 live in Ngouboua camp.?