Improve the capacities of Chad’s essential structures for greater care of refugees and host communities
Over the past 25 years, Chad has hosted a steady yearly flow of refugees. Today, it hosts 510,000 refugees. Children represent more than half of them who, like their host communities, live in a situation of extreme poverty. Most of these refugees are housed along national borders, in remote areas characterized by structural underinvestment and a high prevalence of poverty. They face significant food insecurity, have limited access to basic services and economic opportunities. They live in areas with low financial resources, unfavorable climatic conditions and natural resources affected by climate change.
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 finances activities to support the transition from short-term humanitarian assistance to refugees to a more medium and long-term development programme for refugees and host communities. The project enhances access to basic services. It facilitates access to economic opportunities for the most vulnerable households, strengthening the resilience of refugees and host communities. The project also increases national and local capacity to manage the refugee situation, while maintaining links with communities.
It has already enabled 75,000 beneficiaries to have better access to community infrastructures (health and education) and 100,000 people to be supported by social safety nets, including 2,500 refugees. Finally, it has also allowed 60,000 people, including 5,240 refugees, to be integrated into the Unified Social Register.
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