Chad has experienced chronic instability since its independence in 1960 and was heavily affected by conflicts in neighboring countries like Sudan, the Central African Republic, and more recently Libya.
The country is often affected by droughts and floods, with close to 64 percent of the population living in poverty. An estimated 1.8 million people are food insecure.
Due to continued unrest and insecurity in the region, a large-scale return of the refugees living in Chad is not likely in the near future.
What we’re doing in Chad
The LWF is proud to work alongside refugees and host communities to help meet urgent and long-term priorities. We distribute both food and household items to refugees and those who are returning home.
We empower communities to improve their livelihoods through agricultural support and vocational training.
We work to strengthen the rights of women and children, and prevent sexual and gender-based violence, particularly in south and east Chad. And because so many have been affected by war, we promote psycho-social care to help communities recover.
As part of our conflict prevention and peace-building efforts, we assist host communities with capacity building and social infrastructure to support the influx of refugees.