From the Summary: "The political and security situation in Chad is volatile. Ethnic clashes, banditry, and fighting between government forces and rebel groups, both Chadian and Sudanese, have contributed to a worsening security situation in the east. The instability has forced an estimated 180,000 Chadians from their homes in the past three years. In addition to this internal displacement, some 285,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Darfur region of Sudan have fled violence in their own countries and now live in refugee camps in eastern Chad. With Chadian security forces stretched thin, the threat of bandit attacks on these camps and on aid workers has escalated. The instability has also impacted some 700,000 Chadians whose communities have been disrupted by fighting and strained by the presence of the displaced. The United Nations and the European Union are preparing to deploy a multidimensional presence in Chad and the neighboring CAR to improve security in the region so as to facilitate the safe and sustainable return of refugees and displaced persons. This report will be updated to reflect major developments."
CRS Report for Congress, RS22798