How many children and books?
According to the UNHCR, there are currently approximately 240,000 Sudanese refugees in Chad, almost all of whom are located in 12 refugee camps in the country’s east. Over 56% of the refugee population are women and over 60% are under the age of 18. Two circumstances that call for particular attention to sectors such as education and health.
The children in primary school age represent more than 30% of the entire refugee population, somewhere in the range of 80,000 school-age children.
The benchmark for operational relief activities in textbooks provision according to humanitarian standards, is to match at least the ration of 1 book in 3 children. In Eastern Chad this amounts to at least 25,000 children as the absolute minimum set aim.