As of December 2020, the total population of concern to UNHCR in Chad stood at 919,121, of whom 52% were refugees, 1% asylum-seekers, 36% IDPs and 11% other persons of concern to UNHCR.
How many refugees are there in Chad?
Chad currently hosts close to 11,000 of the total 117,000 Central African refugees who also fled to neighbouring Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo in the wake of the post-electoral violence, which also displaced 164,000 people inside the country.
Why are there refugees in Chad?
Sudanese refugee camps in Chad
Due to the renewal of fighting in Darfur between the rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudanese government, approximately 5,000 Sudanese have crossed the border to Chad in April 2010.
Where are the refugee camps in Chad?
Office Locations: N’Djamena; 13 refugee camps along the eastern border with Sudan: Amn Nabak, Bredjing, Djabal, Farchana, Gaga, Goz Amir, Iridimi, Kouchaguine-Moura, Kounoungou, Mile, Oure Cassoni, Touloum, Treguine; and one site, Kerfi.
How many Nigerian refugees are there?
Currently, the Nigerian government is commendably returning and resettling refugees. But it must also factor in host communities’ vulnerabilities in places where IDPs seek refuge and their designated resettlement points.
Where did Darfur refugees go?
Most of them were already internally displaced people and when attacks happened in West Darfur in late December 2019, including on displacement camps, people fled and found temporary refuge in schools, mosques and other buildings in El Geneina.
How many refugees are in Cameroon?
Cameroon hosts 1,946,751 persons of concern to UNHCR: 440,461 refugees, 7,591 asylum seekers, 1,032,942 internally displaced persons (IDPs), (321,886 in the Far North and 711,056 in the North West and South West regions), and 465,757 returnees (former IDPs).
Is Chad in a drought?
Widespread drought and food insecurity remain a major challenge in Chad, affecting some 3.4 million people, including 1.6 million in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 320,000 children suffer from severe acute malnutrition, another 40,000 from moderate acute malnutrition.
What caused the fighting to start in Darfur?
The conflict began in 2003 when rebels launched an insurrection to protest what they contended was the Sudanese government’s disregard for the western region and its non-Arab population.
How many refugee camps are in South Sudan?
About 272,000 refugees from South Sudan were living in the Gambela Region of Ethiopia, as of April 2016. Most of them live in these refugee camps: Pugnido camp: ~62,801. Tierkidi camp: ~54,750.
Who founded Chad?
Chad was granted independence on 11 August 1960 with the PPT’s leader, François Tombalbaye, an ethnic Sara, as its first president. Two years later, Tombalbaye banned opposition parties and established a one-party system. Tombalbaye’s autocratic rule and insensitive mismanagement exacerbated inter-ethnic tensions.
Where do most Nigerian refugees live?
Refugees from Nigeria fleeing violence from Boko Haram are living with local populations in the Diffa Region, Niger. As of June 11, 2014, “The International Rescue Committee (IRC) estimates that as many as 1,000 refugees a week are crossing the border into Niger’s Diffa region.
Is there a refugee crisis?
There are now more than 82 million refugees and displaced people around the world. The International Rescue Committee is providing relief to millions in war zones and other countries in crisis; in Europe, where refugees continue to seek safety; and in our 20+ resettlement offices in the United States.
How wealthy is Nigeria?
Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa with a GDP of $398 billion compared to its closest competitor; South Africa, which has a GDP of $368 billion. However, the real wealth of a nation is calculated by its GDP per capita, and Nigeria ranked 140 out of 186 in GDP per capita global ranking.