RET has directly supported 173,674 refugee and host community members and through 29 projects.
The primary areas of intervention: Education, Protection,
Peace, stability & transition.
RET’s programs in Chad have, since 2005, aimed at mitigating the risks and vulnerabilities brought forth by the large-scale displacement of populations during the Darfur War in Sudan. For over a decade, RET has provided relevant learning opportunities to young refugee women and men in eleven refugee camps of eastern Chad, as well as in N’Djamena, Abeche, Hadjer Hadid, Goz Beida, Koukou and Aradi. This includes accelerated, accredited primary education, literacy and numeracy as well as formal, accredited secondary education. UNHCR stated in August 2018 that Chad currently has 450,000 refugees and 3,500 asylum seekers and that there were still over 336,000 Sudanese refugees in Chad, making the displaced Sudanese in Chad 74% of the total refugees and asylum seekers.
In 2011, in partnership with UNHCR, RET also started supervising tertiary education scholarships for refugees. In 2017 – 2018, RET set up operations in southern Chad (in the Maro and Goré districts) to encourage the peaceful cohabitation of host populations and refugee communities fleeing from violence in the Central African Republic.
RET implements a multifaceted approach in Chad promoting youth-led projects, peace clubs and theatre to mitigate against tensions between the host and refugee communities.