In Chad, we advocate for and support child protection in crisis situations
Chad is suffering from multiple humanitarian crises including a protection crisis with 449,700 refugees, 124,000 IDPs, 81,300 returnees. The second half of 2018 has been marked by an increase in protection incidents in the Lake Chad province.
In the south of the country, Chad registered 21,500 new refugees from central Africa, including 14,000 children who had fled insecurity following clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic. In addition, 1,327 new refugees from Nigeria arrived in Lac province in late 2018. At the end of 2018 Chad was home to a total 659,326 displaced persons, refugees and internally displaced persons affected by the crises in Nigeria, the Central African Republic and Sudan (UNHCR November 2018 and January 2019 bulletins).
Children should feel safe from violence and exploitation. They should be able to stay with their families. They shouldn’t have to miss school or not be able to go to the doctor. They shouldn’t fear xenophobia or discrimination. They should be able to feel at home – wherever home is.
UNICEF provides technical support to Chad’s Government to help make sure migrant and refugee children are protected and that their rights are respected.