2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Chad

Report
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

FUNDING* FY15 FY16 FY17 FY98–17 TOTAL
DOS NADR - CWD 1,657 750 1,000 10,306
DoD 0 50 54 5,104
COUNTRY TOTAL 1,657 50 1,054 15,410

Dollars in thousands
*Department of State FY13 funding is included in regional funding.

CHAD

The Sahel region has experienced a surge of instability from violent extremist organizations bolstered by the influx of illicitly-trafficked SA/LW from Libya. Chad is a transit point for illicit weapons coming from Libya into northern Chad and from Sudan into eastern Chad. With U.S. support, Chad has made substantial efforts to counter the threats from violent extremist organizations that it faces on two fronts: against al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb in the north and Boko Haram in the southwest.

From 1998 to 2017, the United States invested more than $15.4 million in Chad for the destruction of excess SA/LW and munitions, improved PSSM, and landmine clearance.

In 2017, the Department of State supported the following implementing partner:

  • MAG built or refurbished 31 armories for the Special Anti-Terrorism Group, National and Nomadic Guard, gendarmerie, and police, and assessed priority sites for future work. MAG also provided training in storekeeping and stockpile management and destroyed surplus small arms ammunition. These efforts have increased Chad’s ability to reduce illicit trafficking of SA/LW and better repel direct attacks on its stockpile facilities and infrastructure by violent extremist organizations.

With funding from the Department of Defense, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) conducted two missions in Chad focused on developing a cadre to teach basic EOD Level I Awareness and PSSM to assist Chad’s National Demining Center’s ability to respond to Boko Haram activities. All EOD Level I courses are based on the International Mine Action Standard (IMAS) EOD Level I curriculum.