Appeals & Response Plans
- Chad: Measles Outbreak - May 2018
- Chad: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2017
- Chad: Hepatitis E Outbreak - Sep 2016
- Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2016
- Chad: Floods - Aug 2012
- West/Central Africa: Meningitis Outbreak - Jan 2012
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Chad: Polio Outbreak - Jun 2011
- Chad: Cholera/Measles/Meningitis Outbreak - Mar 2011
- Chad: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2010
Most read reports
- Thousands of Nigerian refugees seek safety in Chad
- Des milliers de réfugiés nigérians fuient vers le Tchad en quête de sécurité
- De nouveaux réfugiés nigérians arrivent au Tchad
- Surging violence in Nigeria drives thousands across borders
- UNHCR Tchad : Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR au Tchad - Statistiques fin Décembre 2018
December 5, 2008 (New Delhi) - Every day, millions of refugee women and girls around the world risk rape, beatings-even death-as they search for the firewood they need to cook for their families. They are put squarely in harm's way as they leave the relative safety of their camps and encounter dangerous militias, corrupt soldiers and lawless rebels, and the animosity of villagers who fear their own resources being depleted.
The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children calls on the international community to protect women, children and young people as they flee the violence in N'Djamena, the capital of Chad. Almost half the population of the city (300,000 of 700,000 people) is reported to have fled the violence that erupted on February 1 when rebels attacked, in an attempt to oust President Idriss Déby.
More than 220,000 Sudanese from Darfur have fled the ongoing violence in their region and crossed the border into the desert of eastern Chad. Most of the refugees are now in camps; however, at the time of the Women's Commission visit, several thousand remained on the border or on the periphery of some camps, waiting to be registered. The conditions are bleak: water is in very short supply and except for the southernmost camps, it is nearly impossible to farm or otherwise earn a living.
"Someone who has studied compared to someone who has not studied is like darkness to light."
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children (Women's Commission) conducted an assessment of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) of reproductive health services among Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad from April 5-14, 2004. The MISP1 was first developed in 1995 as part of the Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Refugee Settings, and established as a guideline for priority reproductive health services required in the initial acute phase of an emergency.
New York, NY, June 2, 2004 -- Many Sudanese refugees who have fled the violence in Darfur for Chad are not receiving basic care or security, according to new findings by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children and the United Nations Population Fund. Reproductive health care for the Sudanese refugees in Chad is nearly non-existent despite the widespread and systematic rape of women in Darfur by the Arab militia Janjaweed.
New York, NY, April 15, 2004 -- Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children staff on a mission in Chad say that the situation for Sudanese refugees in the country is worsening by the day, with many completely lacking food, water and shelter.
The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children visited Chad from April 4- 15, 2004, in a field mission to assess conditions for Sudanese refugees who fled into Chad to escape the ongoing violence. The below are cases studies collected by Women's Commission staff members Sandra Krause and Julia Matthews that highlight the situation for refugee women and children amid this brutal crisis.