Darfur Crisis, 10 Years On
More than a decade after the start of the Darfur conflict in Sudan, over 1.4 million people still live in camps. Some 300,000 remain in camps across the border in eastern Chad, reluctant to return home because of ongoing insecurity, loss of property and fear of oppression. These refugees remain dependent on humanitarian aid for survival — but as the world's attention gradually fades, thousands more Darfuris are fleeing new violence.
Darfur: A Humanitarian Disaster
How We Help
- The International Rescue Committee aids 84,000 Darfuri refugees in three camps in eastern Chad and offers services to 33,000 Chadians living nearby. The IRC runs schools, health centers and water and sanitation programs in the camps.
- Funding cuts have forced the IRC and other aid organizations to downsize. For the IRC’s part, we have had to shutter our secondary schools for Darfuri refugee youth, reduce by nearly half the number of teachers in our pre-school and primary schools and scale back community health and hygiene promotion activities.