Chad: For every girl, dignity
Since the last outburst of violence in CAR in 2013, 60,000 Central African returnees sought refuge in southern Chad. Among them, 17,000 people are still living in the refugee camp of Danamadja, where children can go to school. Yet girls must overcome many obstacles to stay in school. The lack of sanitation facilities and basic hygiene supplies, such as sanitary pads, is one of the main reasons why girls drop out of school.
In 2017, thanks to CERF, UNICEF was able to distribute dignity kits to schoolgirls living in refugee camps and returnee sites in southern Chad. The kits include soap, bleach, water buckets and sanitary pads to help them to pursue their education in the best conditions possible.
This story features on CERF 2017 Annual Report