Tchad-IOM, Contr. (SUD) 2023

This contribution aims at supporting IOM’s response to the needs of Chadian returnees having fled Sudan. IOM’s emergency response supports the returnees’ households through a nexus approach, which combines emergency humanitarian assistance (shelter, NFIs, etc,) and livelihood support to reduce their dependency on humanitarian assistance, therefore contributing to local and more sustainable development.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Protection, access & security
Emergency food assistance
04.12.2023 - 15.06.2024
CHF  500’000
Background Since fighting broke out in Sudan in mid-April 2023, many people have fled violence to seek safety in Chad. Among the new arrivals, more than 67’700 Chadian returnees have been displaced from their homes and are living in temporary displacement sites primarily in the provinces of Ouaddai and Sila. As the violence increases, especially in the Darfur region, the number of incoming returnees is expected to rise to 80,000. In addition, 135 third-country nationals fleeing Sudan have found safety in Chad since the start of the conflict.
Objectives To contribute to meeting the emergency needs of Chadian returnees from Sudan in the east of Chad, while identifying relocation sites, where they can integrate the local communities and develop sustainable livelihood activities. 
Medium-term outcomes

- Outcome 1: Improved living conditions for vulnerable returnees in sites via shelter and settlements assistance; -

Outcome 2: Improved access to clean water and hygiene for vulnerable returnees;

- Outcome 3: Support the social and economic reintegration of Chadian returnees displaced from Sudan 

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • International Organisation for Migration

Coordination with other projects and actors UN Agencies, the Government of Chad, the Commission for National Reception and Reintegration of Refugees (CNARR)), INGOs, NGOs,
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    500’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    500’000 Total project since first phase Budget inclusive project partner CHF   500’000