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  • Community group meets in Chad

Mahamat Brahim, a student in Bol, studies for final exams in the newly rehabilitated library.
Helping Chadian Youth Say No to Violent Extremist Recruitment
Actors on stage
Countering Violent Extremism in Chad Through Theater

About Chad

Over half of Chad's population live in poverty and have experienced decades of conflict and instability. However, since the 2010 peace agreement with neighboring Sudan, the country has enjoyed relative stability. Beginning in 2000, foreign direct investment in the oil sector has boosted revenues from oil production.

However, the health situation remains bleak: Chadians face one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, high infant mortality, and a life expectancy of less than 50 years. Over a third of the population is undernourished. Primary school completion rates are low, particularly for girls, and only about a third of the population is literate. Our programs respond to humanitarian emergencies and address the drivers of violent extremism.

Last updated: June 07, 2019

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Leslie E. McBride
Development Counselor

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Tiana Hill
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
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