N’Djamena, 6 August 2022 (TDI): UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi urges the world to support Chad following the nation’s humanitarian crisis and security challenges.
With nearly 600,000 refugees and 400,000 internally displaced people, #Chad🇹🇩 remains a major host country despite facing its own challenges.
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Chad’s Refugee problem
Due to conflicts in neighboring states, Chad is home to more than 1 million forcibly displaced people. Among these 580,000 are refugees from Cameroon, Sudan, and the Central African Republic.
In addition, these include 380,000 Chadians who due to insecurity fled to other areas. This further includes 100,000 former refugees who had escaped and came back to the country.
The UN High Commissioner visited Chad on 13 July 2022 for a four days tour. He went to the Sudanese Refugees Camp with about 400,000 Sudanese Refugees.
UNHCR’s aid for Chad’s refugees
UNHCR and UN Refugee Agency both have been working in collaboration in Chad. Chad’s refugee crises are one of the most significant operations for both organizations in the region.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi urged the international community to support Chad with humanitarian funding. He also suggested proposing long-term solutions along with this.
Over the course of time UNHCR and the UN Refugee Agency, both have provided all kinds of assistance to Chad’s refugees. However, the situation is ever-growing due to environmental issues and security challenges.
Both these factors have escalated the refugee problem which is why more assistance is required. Filippo Grandi stated that “Chad cannot do it alone” and requested states to not overlook Chad.
He said that the vital contributions of such governments should be appreciated. The International Governments should ensure that Chad has adequate funds and resources. This would indirectly offer safety and a better lifestyle to those fleeing and being displaced forcibly.