After an extremely slow start, United Nations agencies and aid organizations have improved their response to the roughly 210,000 refugees from Darfur living in Chad. Refugees have been relocated from the border and are now living in camps where their basic needs are being met, although water and firewood will always be issues. Many refugee children are in school, and more schools are under construction. Refugees say that with the exception of threats from surrounding host communities, they generally feel safe in the camps.
Apr 05, 2005