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Darfur crisis

Decades after Darfur, refugees remain in Chad

It’s been over 10 years since the crisis in Darfur, but ongoing violence has made it difficult for Sudanese refugees in Chad to return home.

In February 2004, the International Rescue Committee deployed an emergency response team to Chad to support Sudanese refugees fleeing violence in Darfur.

Since then, Chad has hosted more than 350,000 Sudanese refugees as the brutal conflict continues. The IRC has been there to support them and the local population with vital resources and other services to make this time of transition as safe and easy as possible.

How We Help

Emergency health care for Darfuri refugees

The IRC provides emergency health care and support for refugees and local communities.

Photo: Sophia Jones/IRC
Health clinics for primary care

We manage hospitals, health centers and clinics for primary medical care.

Photo: Sophia Jones/IRC
Treating water to prevent cholera

The IRC treats cholera and prevents it from spreading.

Photo: Sophia Jones/IRC
Improving water and sanitation

We improve hygiene and sanitation and bring in clean water.

Photo: Joanne Offer/IRC
Training teachers

The IRC trains teachers, providing high­quality education.

Photo: Sophia Jones/IRC