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ACT Alliance Appeal: Towards sustainable recovery in Eastern and Southern Chad

ACT Alliance - Switzerland - Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:46 GMT
Author: Elisabeth Gouel
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Towards Sustainable Recovery in Eastern and Southern Chad - TCD131

Appeal Target: US$ 997,378     

Balance Requested: US$ 715,760     

Geneva, 14 February 2012

Chad has experienced chronic instability since its independence in 1960 and was heavily affected by conflicts in neighbouring countries such as Sudan, the Central African Republic and recently Libya. The outbreak of the Darfur crisis in 2003 has caused a major influx of Sudanese refugees and a flare-up of internal fighting had resulted in more than 180,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) within Chad.

Despite the challenging security situation, The Lutheran World Federation-Department for World Service (LWF-DWS) provides, since 2007, support to refugees from neighboring countries, internally displaced people, and host communities made possible through a unique combination of ACT members support and UNHCR funding.

DWS Chad is now involved in ten refugee camps, two IDP integration sites and 30 villages of return in three regions of the country. It operates from its N’Djamena office and field offices in Koukou, Farchana, Gaga, Hadjer Hadid, Goz Beida, Maro and Goré as well as a liaison staff in Abéché.

Funding raised through the appeal on hand will significantly contribute to a larger LWF humanitarian programme budgeted at over 7 Million USD of which UNHCR will cover 80%. If fully funded, over 98,000 persons will receive direct assistance through the programme (300,482 indirect beneficiaries) which includes refugees, host communities and formally internally displaced people.

Main ACT members supporting LWF-DWS’ program in Chad are Finn Church Aid, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe and Lutheran World Relief. The detailed budget (showing the UNHCR contributions) can be provided upon request.

Priority Needs

  • Protection issues (conflict prevention, protection and response to GBV)
  • Sustainable livelihoods for the refugees and Host Communities
  • Durable solutions for integration of former IDPs

Proposed Emergency Response

  • Assist the affected populations with psycho-social support and activities
  • As part of Conflict prevention and Peace building efforts; assist the host communities with capacity building and construction of social infrastructure
  • Environmental activities- use of improved fuel stoves, establishment of tree nurseries
  • Provision of Non Food Items ( Quilts, soap, layettes, school kits )
  • Improve livelihoods through agricultural support and Income Generating activities
  • Strengthen local capacity to curb SGBV, increase respect for Human Rights and to prevent HIV/AIDS.

Planned duration:  1 January 2013- 31st December 2013

For the full appeal document, please click here.

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