Around 90% of Sudanese refugees fleeing to Chad are women and children

  • The conflict in Sudan is causing a major refugee crisis in neighboring Chad, where over 60,000 people have fled to.
  • The majority of new arrivals are women and children who face a higher risk of violence, exploitation, and face difficulties accessing basic necessities like food, water, and healthcare.
  • The IRC is calling for increased funding, resources, and personnel for the humanitarian response, as the upcoming rainy season will make access harder for aid agencies.
Read our May 17 press release

Country facts

  • Total population: 15.8 million
  • People displaced by crisis: 706,000
  • Rank in Human Development Index: 186 out of 188

IRC response

  • Started working in Chad: 2004