We are responding in the east of Chad to support people who have been forced from their homes by violence in Sudan. This has led to hundreds of thousands of people crossing the border to Chad in need of shelter.

Previously we supported people with shelter in Chad in 2017 – 2018, after violence in the country led many to flee their homes. We also responded in 2014 and 2020 due to flooding.

illustration Map showing Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon

Where is Chad?

Chad is a landlocked country in north Africa. It shares borders with Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger to the west. North is Libya, and Sudan is to the east. On the southern border is the Central African Republic.

The north of Chad is covered by the Saharan desert, to the south of this lies the Sahel – another arid region. Southern Chad contains savannah. Lake Chad, from which the country takes its name, has decreased in size by 90% due to decreased rainfall. Chad experiences one rainy season a year. Reduced rainfall, drought and flooding are thought to be more likely in Chad due to the climate crisis.

Our response in Chad

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Lake Chad Basin crisis

ShelterBox is working to support some of the thousands of people who have fled to Chad to escape the violence in Sudan

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