Improve the capacities of Chad’s essential structures for greater care of refugees and host communities
Chad has welcomed a regular annual flow of refugees over the past 25 years and shelters 403,000 refugees today. Children make up more than half of these people who, like their host communities, live in a situation of extreme poverty. The majority of these refugees are housed along national borders, in remote areas characterized by structural under-investment and a high prevalence of poverty. There are many disadvantages, most specifically in terms of food insecurity, limited access to basic services and to economic opportunities, poor national and local financial resources, unfavorable climatic conditions and, finally, declining natural resources.
Gathering refugees and their host communities
The goal of the project is to improve access to essential services, income opportunities and social safety nets for refugees and host communities. It also aims to strengthen the national systems responsible for the refugees. It will finance activities to help transition the short-term humanitarian aid intended for the refugees towards a program with greater focus on medium- and long-term development. The latter will include both the refugees and the host communities.
The project will develop access to basic services. It will facilitate access for the most vulnerable households to economic opportunities, reinforcing the resilience of the refugees and host communities. More broadly, it will increase the national and local capacities to manage the refugee situation and will do so by maintaining a connection with the communities.
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