CHAD - REFUGEE & INTERNALLY DISPLACED WOMEN & GIRLS
Chad is a landlocked country in central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west.
REFUGEE WOMEN IN CHAD
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CHAD - PREVAILING INSECURITY BLOCKING SOLUTIONS FOR IDP'S
SERIOUS ISSUES FOR CHAD INTERNALLY DISPLACED WOMEN & GIRLS
Around 170,000 people were internally displaced in eastern Chad and living in 38 camps in mid-2010, as a result of internal armed conflict, inter-ethnic violence over land and natural resources, and attacks by bandits against civilians. The majority of internally displaced people (IDPs) had little or no means of sustaining themselves, making humanitarian assistance vital. Chad also hosts 270,000 Sudanese refugees in 12 camps along the eastern border with Sudan, and 81,000 Central African refugees in 11 camps along the southern border with CAR.
Ongoing protection monitoring of IDP camps has found the main protection risks of IDPs to be insecurity, circulation of small arms in camps, and violence against women including domestic violence, early and forced marriage, and female genital mutilation (FGM). Displaced children have also faced a range of threats. In IDP camps they have had limited access to primary education and no chance of further schooling. In June 2010, Chad was one of six African countries that signed the N’Djamena Declaration to end the recruitment and use of children by armed forces and groups.
Published: 30 September 2009
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Women and girls from Darfur who have fled from Sudan to Chad in search of safety face rape and other violence on a daily basis, both inside and outside refugee camps. Those responsible for rape and other violence against Darfuri refugee women and girls are hardly ever brought to justice in eastern Chad. Steps must be taken by both the Chadian government and the international community to protect women and girls more effectively.
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