Sheltering displaced families in Chad with safe and dignified RHUs

Region: Africa
Country: Chad
Year: 2019
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 101-500
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building, Communications

Chad hosts over 450,000 refugees, with most arriving from neighbouring countries such as the Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria. The Lake region is still affected by violence and instability due to the presence of armed groups such as Boko Haram.

As part of their relief mission to shelter the displaced population in Chad, UNHCR implemented Better Shelter Relief Housing Units (RHUs) in the Ngouboua and Dar Es Salam temporary camps.

“After a night in the community shelter, UNHCR informed me that my children and I were going to receive a Relief Housing Unit (RHU). I was happy because of the RHU’s lighting. With the locking door, it is protecting us as well. I feel safer and more comfortable.” – Bintou, a Nigerian refugee living in an RHU at the Dar Es Salam camp in Chad.

© UNHCR/Aristophane Ngargoune

Read more about UNHCR’s efforts in Chad here.