Chad

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#28
3

Communities at risk

'Black African' groups, Arabs, Southerners

Summary

Chad ranked 28th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose three places from 2017’s ranking. In Chad, government authorities have ratcheted up pressure on critics. Peaceful assemblies have been repeatedly banned and the rights to organize, associate and speak freely have been violated. Boko Haram, while operating primarily in Nigeria, has continued to exploit porous borders and perpetrate attacks around… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts2
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0108
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance8
Rise of factionalized elites9.8
Voice and Accountability-1.343
Political Stability-1.208
Rule of Law-1.427
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL12.428

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Chad ranked 28th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose three places from 2017’s ranking.

In Chad, government authorities have ratcheted up pressure on critics. Peaceful assemblies have been repeatedly banned and the rights to organize, associate and speak freely have been violated. Boko Haram, while operating primarily in Nigeria, has continued to exploit porous borders and perpetrate attacks around Lake Chad, striking civilians and security personnel. In addition to Chadian citizens displaced by the violence, more than 400,000 refugees from neighbouring countries uprooted by Boko Haram’s insurgency live in dire conditions in camps, including in Baga Sola, a lakeshore town in the west of the country. To better combat the spread of Islamist militancy in the Sahel, in July, along with neighbouring countries, Chad launched a multinational counterterrorism task force.