OIC initiates humanitarian projects in Chad

May 16, 2014

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has initiated its first projects aimed at benefiting refugees in Chad that have fled the conflict in the Central African Republic. The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has pledged to provide $1 million to implement several educational projects and to provide services and shelters for refugees and displaced persons in Chad, the Central African Republic and Cameroon. The Director of the IDB’s Department of Aid, Dr. Awad Salem Al-Osama, has said that his organization will create an integrated school to accommodate 750 students from refugee camps in the south of Chad. The aid will include educational materials and furniture for the school. Additional projects include the construction of three water wells serving 12,000 people; 650 fully-equipped tent shelters; and 91 toilets.