The IRC in Chad
In February 2004, the International Rescue Committee deployed an emergency response team to Chad to support Sudanese refugees fleeing violence in Darfur. In 2010, we expanded our work to the Guera and Bahr el Ghazal regions, and in 2014 began to also provide emergency aid to thousands of people fleeing conflict in the Central African Republic.
How We Help
- The IRC provides vital support to nearly 224,000 people in Chad, including refugees and the local population.
- The IRC provides primary and reproductive health care and psychosocial counseling for refugees and local communities, and refers urgent cases to local hospitals for care.
- We educate communities and provide support to local health workers to help prevent outbreaks of disease.
- The IRC treats and prevents severe acute malnutrition among children.
- We work with communities to address the root causes of violence against women, and provide medical care and livelihoods support to empower survivors of violence.