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Funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and implemented by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHRC) and the French Agency for Development (AFD), the DIZA programme targets vulnerable people in eastern and southern Chad (Mandoul, Moyen-Chari, Ouaddaï, Logone-Oriental, Salamat and Sila). It responds to a request from the Chadian State to intervene on the dynamic of host populations and displaced people (refugees, returnees, internally displaced persons). The action aims to improve the living conditions of local and displaced populations through support for sustainable economic development. Eastern Chad hosts some 322 000 Sudanese refugees in 12 camps and host villages in the regions of Wadi Fira, Ouaddai, Sila, Salama and Ennedi East. The southern regions of Chad host 75 000 returnees, of whom 63 000 live in camps and 12 000 in host villages in the Moyen Chari, Mandoul, Logone Oriental and Occidental regions. The action thus makes it possible to respond to food crises in the short term while reducing factors of vulnerability in the long term, translating the humanitarian-development nexus into practice. It aims to improve access to basic social services, employment and income, local governance and to strengthen the resilience of the populations targeted by the project. The gender dimension is taken into account in all programme components. The project is conducted within the framework of the Sahel Alliance.