Growing Refugee Populations Strain Resources in Chad

People fleeing violence in the Central African Republic seek refuge in Chad.

Country Info

CARE began operations in Chad in 1975. Over the last 30 years, we have continuously adjusted our programs in response to the political developments in Chad.

Our Work in Chad

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.


By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

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Need for more funding as refugees and returnees continue crossing into Chad/CARE supports camps with water, sanitation and food

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Updated January 2014

CARE has conducted our emergency response operations in Chad, Mali and Niger, reaching people in these countries with immediate lifesaving assistance and long-term programs that address resilience among the most vulnerable people in the face of recurring crises by: 

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Chronic crisis?

"The world needs to accept that many parts of Niger and the Sahel are now in a state of chronic crisis," explained Barbara Jackson, Humanitarian Director, CARE International, in 2012.