Chad

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#23
5

Communities at risk

'Black African' groups, Arabs, Southerners

Summary

Chad ranked 23rd in 2019’s Peoples under Threat index and rose five places from 2018’s ranking. In Chad, following the violent repression of antiausterity protests, President Idriss Déby pushed through constitutional reforms in April 2018 that enable him to stay in power until 2033. In the lead-up to this, authorities launched a social media ban… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2019 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts2
Major armed conflict1
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance7.7
Rise of factionalized elites9.5
Voice and Accountability-1.372
Political Stability-1.341
Rule of Law-1.295
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL13.61

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 23rd in 2019’s Peoples under Threat index and rose five places from 2018’s ranking.

In Chad, following the violent repression of antiausterity protests, President Idriss Déby pushed through constitutional reforms in April 2018 that enable him to stay in power until 2033. In the lead-up to this, authorities launched a social media ban – now in its second year – which aims at stymieing the ability of critics to mobilize. The government also claims that social media aids the recruitment of rebel coalition fighters, who have grown bolder in their attempts to overthrow Déby’s regime: in February 2019, the Chadian Army relied on French airstrikes to repel a heavily armed rebel convoy arriving from southern Libya. Fatal clashes between government forces and militants over control of gold mines in Tibesti region escalated in August 2018, and in south-west Chad, attacks on civilians and security personnel by the Boko Haram faction known as Islamic State West Africa Province have risen in frequency and scale from 2018 into 2019.