Chad continues on its path towards stabilisation and sustainable recovery. Peace dividends such as an improved security environment and political stability have reinforced the country’s status as a host nation for people affected by conflict in neighbouring countries in a region marked by political turmoil.
The deteriorating political and security situation in Sudan has resulted in a large-scale influx of refugees into Chad from Darfur. The refugee influx has impacted the demographic, environmental, political and security situation in Chad.
Conflicts in Eastern Chad are traditionally fluid. Individual ambitions, rivalry between sedentary and nomadic groups and/or ethnic communities, the widespread circulation of small arms, the spill-over of the conflict in Darfur and the presence of Chadian and Sudanese rebel forces and militias all contribute to a tense environment. This is compounded by increased pressure on scarce natural resources.