I travelled to Chad with journalist Tom Rowe to make a project about refugees and internally displaced people (IDP). Chad is one of the poorest countries in Africa, and has suffered from civil war and military coups since it's independence from France in 1960. It's geography, as a mostly desert, landlocked country has given it the nickname 'the Dead Heart of Africa'. Irish troops formed part of the EUFOR (European Union Force) which was deployed there, with the mandate of protecting refugees and IDPs. The conflict in the bordering region of Darfur in Sudan has led to hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs forced into temporary camps in Eastern Chad.

See and Project funded by the Simon Cumbers Media Challenge Fund.