IRC supporting Sudanese women and girls in Chad

  • The IRC is calling for urgent funding to prevent maternal deaths and illnesses among mothers and girls fleeing war in Sudan.
  • Funding cuts for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services have already had devastating consequences in Chad—where women and girls make up nearly nine out of ten individuals among Sudanese refugees.
  • IRC teams at the border are providing awareness-raising sessions on gender-based violence (GBV), distributing dignity kits, treating cases of GBV and setting up safe spaces.
Read our June 25 press release

Country facts

  • Total population: 15.8 million
  • People displaced by crisis: 706,000
  • Rank in Human Development Index: 186 out of 188

IRC response

  • Started working in Chad: 2004