The initial RCRC Movement joint needs assessment in January, as well as the UNHCR Emergency Response Plan, highlight that over 40 host villages are overwhelmed by a precarious food situation, with urgent needs for shelter, food, drinking water, health, education and care for children. There is also a need to strengthen basic services (water, sanitation and health) in these villages. It is for these reasons that Chad RC is requesting a total amount of CHF 271,180, to support in responding to the direst needs of these refugee and host households. Amboko, Dohole, Dosseye, Gondje, Bebiti, Bekoninga, Kaba Roanger, Soh, Oudoumian, Bekan Centre, Mbala, Begone, Doumou, Dom, Bedagoussan and Villages of Mont de Lam (unerway)
The initial strategy of the humanitarian partners included the voluntary relocation of refugee settlements in villages near the border to “host villages”. However, assessments have revealed the close family ties that exist with families in the immediate host villages of refugees (border areas). In addition, during interactions with the refugee populations, it appeared that the majority expressed the wish to stay in these villages because of the links with the indigenous population that would facilitate their integration.
As a result, the partners have directed their focus on multi-sectorial assistance in the host villages where the refugees have settled spontaneously.