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Chad hosts people fleeing violence linked to insecurity and multiple attacks carried out in neighbouring countries including Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger in its western part, Sudan to the east, and the Central African Republic to the south. For about a decade, the country has also experienced internal displacement due to the persistence of incursions and attacks by non-state armed groups (NSAGs) in the Lake Chad Basin and its surroundings. As of 30 June 2022, 1,066,444 people are victims of forced displacement in Chad.
Despite humanitarian interventions, the large presence of displaced populations leads to great pressure on resources, which threatens social cohesion and peaceful coexistence. Priority protection risks include :
- Attacks on civilians
- Kidnapping and abduction
- Family separation
- Presence of mines and other explosive ordnance