Since 2015, there has been an increase in attacks by non-state armed groups in Chad, specifically in the Lake Chad Basin area, resulting in massive internal and cross-border displacement. The crisis affecting the Lake Province has adopted the characteristics of a protracted crisis, with more than half of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) having been displaced between 2015 and 2018. This context requires data collection tools to guide both humanitarian and nexus strategies. Thus, the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) implements several tools in the Lake Province, including return intention surveys, which aim at collecting information on the intentions of displaced persons and the factors influencing these intentions, in order to inform the development of durable solutions.
This dashboard presents key findings from the third round of return intention surveys in the Lake Province, conducted from 24 August to 9 September 2021, with 1,984 households in 48 displacement locations (villages and sites). In addition to household interviews, 11 focus groups were conducted within the same period, whose analyses will be incorporated into a narrative report detailing the results of this study. Four categories of populations (IDPs, former IDP returnees, returnees from abroad, and host communities) were surveyed to make a comparison of their living conditions