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Chad hosts more than one million forcibly displaced people, including 580,000 refugees from conflicts in neighbouring Sudan, the Central African Republic and Cameroon. More than 125,000 refugees and asylum seekers from the Central African Republic have fled to Chad escaping different waves of violence since 2005.

Chad is one of the largest operations in the region. With the support of other UN agencies and 40 non-governmental organizations, UNHCR leads and coordinates the refugee response in support of the Government of Chad.

UNHCR provides emergency shelter, core relief items and humanitarian assistance. We work with different partners to improve water and sanitation conditions and ensure that refugees have access to education and healthcare.

Additional information

For information about our work in Chad:

Operational updates

For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Chad, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

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Legislation and guidance

For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

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Office contact details

For information about our operation in Chad, please contact us through our Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.