1. Who are we?
The Country Representation of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Chad is managed by a Country Representative with expertise in Disaster Management, supported by a Programme Coordinator, regional resource persons, members of the Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) and well qualified and trained local staff.
The Secretariat General of the Red Cross of Chad is composed of 4 technical departments; namely Disaster Management, Community Health, Organizational Development and Communication/Information. These departments are supported by national focal persons for food security (FS), female genital mutilation (FGM), as well as technical services for administration, finance, logistics and support staff. All of these departments and services are coordinated by a national programme coordinator, who in turn reports to the Secretary General of the Red Cross of Chad on the implementation of planned programmes.
2. Who are our stakeholders?
Partners within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement):
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which supports the capacity building of the Red Cross of Chad in several areas, namely information and dissemination, training and youth as well as the construction of the national society’s local branch offices.
IFRC, which supports the Red Cross of Chad with capacity building, resources mobilization and coordination. IFRC also supports the National Society (NS) within the framework of emergency response to natural disasters and epidemics, as well as the programmes to assist Sudanese refugees in Chad and the host populations. IFRC support is provided to the Red Cross of Chad thanks to collaboration with its various donors such as the British Department for International Development (DFID), Partner national Societies (PNS) such as the Swedish, Finnish, and Japanese Red Cross.
The French Netherlands and the Turkish National Societies work with the Red Cross of Chad on a bilateral basis.
Partners outside the Movement:
The Government of Chad is the first partner to the Red Cross of Chad.
United Nations agencies also work with both IFRC and Red Cross of Chad as follows: the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) within the framework of the operation to assist Sudanese refugees in Chad; the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) within the framework of programmes to fight against HIV/AIDS and malnutrition; the United nations World Food Programme (WFP) within the framework of the food security programme, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) within the framework of the assistance to Chadian returnees from Libya.