The Humanitarian Crisis Created by the Displacement of Sudanese Refugees and Internally-Displaced Persons in Eastern Chad

A multi-agency team of fifteen persons visited six refugee camps and two IDP sites in eastern Chad over a period of eight days (not including a de-briefing in Abeché). Given the scale and scope of the humanitarian crisis in that part of the country, it was not the intention of the team to collect detailed statistical information already gathered and documented in a number of surveys, investigations and assessments carried out by UNHCR, WFP, UN agencies and NGOs. With extremely limited time and a broad universe of persons affected by the crisis, the team only sought to validate and provide real-time context to available information. It also hoped to identify recent trends or tendencies, as well as capture key stakeholders’ perceptions of short and medium-term prospects.