International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC in Chad

IRC staff and a child smile, part of education, protection, health care programs
Photo: Melissa Winkler/The IRC

In February 2004, the International Rescue Committee deployed an emergency response team to Chad to support Sudanese refugees fleeing violence in Darfur.  Since then, Chad has hosted 250,000 Sudanese refugees as the brutal conflict continues. The IRC has been there to support them and the local population with vital resources and other services to make this time of transition as safe and easy as possible.

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How We Help

  • The IRC provides emergency health care and support for refugees and local communities.
  • We manage hospitals, health centers and clinics for primary medical care.
  • The IRC treats cholera and prevents it from spreading.
  • We improve hygiene and sanitation and bring in clean water.
  • The IRC trains teachers, providing high-quality education.
November 26, 2014 | Blog
In 1999 Albert Betoudji and his family, refugees from war-torn Chad, were resettled in Salt Lake City, Utah. There, Albert was delighted to discover he could put his love for farming and his agricultural skills to use in his new home.