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29 Mar 2015 description

N'Djamena, Chad | | Saturday 3/28/2015 - 19:46 GMT

by Celia LEBUR

In the Chadian capital N'Djamena, Modou Mallam brandished his blue voter's card but the Nigerian refugee could not vote in Saturday's presidential ballot like thousands of other refugees scattered across neighbouring countries.

The young man fled to Chad three months ago after a spate of attacks by Boko Haram Islamists against his city of Gamboru in northeast Nigeria, joining a flood others spread across the region.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Mail and Guardian

LAUREN CLIFFORD-HOLMES

A refugee camp in Chad has provided temporary sanctuary for thousands of fleeing Nigerians.

“I saw Boko Haram with my own eyes and I saw the bodies. If I think about the corpses, I will cry.”

These are the words of 12-year-old Tahiru Abakhar whose family was attacked by Boko Haram in Baga and again hounded by the Islamist group in other towns until they fled to neighbouring Chad.

25 Mar 2015 description

Nations unies, Etats-Unis | | mercredi 25/03/2015 - 18:00 GMT

Le Tchad souhaite qu'un projet de résolution de l'ONU soutenant la lutte contre le groupe islamiste nigérian Boko Haram soit adopté au plus vite et s'impatiente des réticences de certains de ses partenaires, a indiqué mercredi son ambassadeur à l'ONU Mahamat Zene Cherif.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Vingt accusés reconnus coupables, la Cour a ordonné une réparation à hauteur de 125 millions de dollars

25 Mar 2015 description

United Nations, United States | | Wednesday 3/25/2015 - 17:33 GMT

Chad's UN envoy on Wednesday voiced frustration over Security Council inaction on endorsing a regional force fighting Boko Haram, arguing that the Nigerian extremists are "more dangerous" than Islamic State fighters.

Ambassador Mahamat Cherif told reporters that a draft resolution circulated last week to the 15-member council had hit a wall over a key provision invoking chapter 7 of the UN charter.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

20 Convicted, $125 Million in Reparations to Victims Ordered

(N’Djaména, March 25, 2015) – The torture conviction in Chad on March 25 of 20 top security agents of the 1982-1990 Hissène Habré dictatorship is a victory for justice, Human Rights Watch said today. The criminal court acquitted four others and ordered that the Chadian government and the convicted persons pay US$125 million in reparations to over 7,000 victims.

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Signature of the official acts during the ceremony by President Idriss Deby Itno

The national campaign to end child marriage - “All together, let’s put an end to the Marriage of Children” - was launched on 14 March 2015 at the Presidential Palace under the high patronage of the presidential couple, and in the presence of high level national authorities, traditional and religious authorities, civil society leaders, heads of diplomatic missions, the UNFPA Representative to the African Union (AU) and UN system Representatives in Chad.

25 Mar 2015 description

SITE DE DAR ES SALAM, Tchad, le 16 mars (HCR) – Le jour pointait seulement à Baga au Nigéria, lorsque Zulaika, une jeune femme de 22 ans, enceinte de son deuxième enfant, a entendu des coups de feu. Elle a eu à peine le temps de saisir son enfant de deux ans et de courir se réfugier dans la brousse, avant que les combattants n'envahissent la ville, en massacrant ses habitants par centaines.

21 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • An estimated 18,300 refugees and 8,500 Chadian returnees have fled to Chad following these attacks and heavy clashes in the Nigerian town of Baga between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army.

  • Fear and attacks on Chadian soil have also left an estimated 14,500 estimated Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Liwa, Bagassola and Bol sub-prefectures in Lake Region (OCHA Sitrep 21 February 2015).

20 Mar 2015 description

Avant propos

Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.

LES TITRES

20 Mar 2015 description

Suite aux attaques menées par Boko Haram dans le nord-est du Nigeria, des milliers de personnes ont récemment franchi la frontière du Tchad en quête d’un lieu sûr. D’après les estimations officielles, ils sont quelques 18 000 réfugiés à vivre rassemblés dans des camps et au sein de la communauté dans la région du lac. Mais récemment, l’insécurité est également montée d’un cran au Tchad, où une attaque a été menée dans la ville de Ngouboua, à 25 kilomètres de la frontière avec le Nigeria, entraînant la fuite de milliers de résidents et de réfugiés.

20 Mar 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Deux nouvelles attaques de Boko-Haram ont été repoussées par l’armée tchadienne à Kaiga (le 4 mars), et à Djarguimaro ( le 15 mars), dont la première a entrainé l’arrivée de plusieurs centaines de réfugiés Nigérians sur le site de Dar-es-Salam, et des quelques mouvements internes de populations Tchadiennes.

18 Mar 2015 description

As a result of attacks by Boko Haram in the northwest of Nigeria, thousands of people have recently fled across the border to neighbouring Chad, gathering in a refugee camp and within the community. Official estimates say that around 18,000 refugees have sought shelter in the Lake Chad region. Insecurity within Chad itself has also increased since an attack on the town of Ngouboua, 25 kilometres from the Nigerian border, causing thousands of refugees and residents to flee for safety.

17 Mar 2015 description

DAR ES SALAM SITE, Chad, March 16 (UNHCR) – It was early morning in Baga, in Nigeria, when 22-year-old pregnant mother Zulaika heard the gunshots. She had just enough time to grab her two-year-old and run into the bush, before militants overran the town, massacring hundreds.

It took her four days to find a boat to cross Lake Chad. Her husband, a 34-year-old fisherman called Ali, had been spreading his nets when the attack happened. She had no idea if he had escaped.

10 Mar 2015 description

Un long canoë glisse à travers les roseaux sur les eaux paisibles du lac Tchad. A son bord, les visages sont tendus, tel celui du jeune Alhaji Haoudou, 16 ans, impatient de sauter sur les berges sablonneuses de Baga Sola, au Tchad. Comme les 80 autres passagers, il a fui le Nigéria quelques semaines auparavant, après s'être engouffré dans un bateau surchargé au lendemain du massacre survenu dans sa région le 3 janvier.

06 Mar 2015 description

World Food Programme Field Manager, Irene Del Rio (far right in photo below), has just returned from the refugee site of Dar es Salam (Lac Region), home to a growing number of Nigerian refugees escaping escalating violence in their country.