Chad (Tier 2 Watch List)
The Government of Chad does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included investigating trafficking cases and finalizing a one-year National Action Plan (NAP) for 2021-2022. The government, in collaboration with an international organization, finalized and began implementation of its standard operating procedures (SOPs) and a National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for victim identification and referral to care. However, the government did not demonstrate overall increasing efforts compared with the previous reporting period, even considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its anti-trafficking capacity. Substantial personnel turnover related to the April 2021 death of the former President and subsequent formation of the transition government hindered Chad’s ability to maintain consistent anti-trafficking efforts and accurately report on those efforts for this reporting period. Authorities did not report prosecuting or convicting any traffickers and did not report identifying any trafficking victims. The government did not report conducting any awareness campaigns. Because the government has devoted sufficient resources to a written plan that, if implemented, would constitute significant efforts to meet the minimum standards, Chad was granted a waiver per the Trafficking Victims Protection Act from an otherwise required downgrade to Tier 3. Therefore Chad remained on Tier 2 Watch List for the third consecutive year.