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03 Sep 2015 description

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Thursday 9/3/2015 - 20:55 GMT

by Coumba SYLLA

War crimes accusations have been filed against Chad's President Idriss Deby, a Senegalese court which is already trying ex-Chadian dictator Hissene Habre said Thursday.

Deby, who overthrew Habre in 1990, has been accused of "genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, at the initiative of some victims", lawyer Mbaye Jacques Ndiaye told radio station RFI.

01 Sep 2015 description

Le sorgho, le mil, le maïs blanc et le riz local et d’importation sont les produits alimentaires les plus importants. La consommation de mil est la plus forte dans les régions est et nord du pays. Le riz local est un autre produit alimentaire de base, en particulier pour les ménages plus pauvres. Le riz importé et le maïs blanc sont le plus couramment consommés dans la capitale et ses environs. Le marché d'Atrone à N’Djamena, la capitale, est le marché le plus important pour les céréales.

01 Sep 2015 description

La bonne pluviométrie de juillet et d’août améliore les conditions agropastorales

Messages clés

  • Les pluies généralisées enregistrées depuis fin juillet ont améliorées la disponibilité en eau et rehausser le niveau du pâturage. Elles ont permis aussi un bon développement des cultures qui sont globalement au stade de montaison, floraison, et début d’épiaison. Dans les zones pastorales, la disponibilité laitière et un meilleur état d’embonpoint des animaux améliorent les conditions de vie des pasteurs.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year

28 Aug 2015 description

28 August 2015

Since 2003, when millions of civilians fled their homes to seek protection from violence in Sudan, Chad has become home to more than 400,000 Sudanese refugees. WFP is still providing them with food assistance despite their plight, but they risk to fall in oblivion amidst stretched resources as Chad struggles to host more than 750,000 people displaced by conflict, including thousands of people recently displaced by violence spilling across the border from Nigeria.

28 Aug 2015 description
report World Vision

AUTHOR

Salomon Djimte

In early 1974, Nodjiouamel Rachel abandoned her first year of the secondary school in Ndjamena after an ailment forced her return to her village of Djam. Although she was living with relatives in the capital city she still need to be with her parents during this difficult time.

27 Aug 2015 description

Attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region have increased over recent weeks, and military presence in the area has also expanded in response. The number of people who have been forced to flee their homes has more than doubled, bringing the total number of displaced in the area to 75,000. The fear that has been instilled in the population – consisting of refugees from Niger and Nigeria, and Chadians themselves – has only been exacerbated by the continuing violence which shows no sign of abating.

27 Aug 2015 description

(Dakar -N’Djamena, le 27 août 2015) – Le Sous-Secrétaire Général des Nations-Unies et Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel, M. Toby Lanzer, vient d’effectuer une visite de quatre jours au Tchad durant laquelle il s’est notamment rendu dans la région du Lac Tchad pour y constater l’impact humanitaire de la crise dans le bassin du lac Tchad. Au terme de sa visite, Toby Lanzer a exhorté la communauté internationale à se mobiliser davantage face aux multiples défis humanitaires qui touchent le pays. « Le Tchad est le septième pays qui accueille le plus de réfugiés au monde.

27 Aug 2015 description

(Dakar - N’Djamena, 27 August 2015) – The Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, today completed a four-day visit to Chad during which he travelled to the Lake Chad region to assess the humanitarian impact of ongoing crisis in the Lake Chad Basin. At the end of his visit, Toby Lanzer called on the international community to ramp up its support in response to the multi-faceted humanitarian challenges affecting the country. “Chad is the seventh largest refugee-hosting country in the world.

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since mid-July, several Boko Haram attacks, as well as preventive evacuation of civilians by Chadian Army, have caused massive displacement of populations in Lake Chad Region. Additional evacuations from the 65 islands have been announced. In July, 21,600 newly displaced people spontaneously settled on 13 small sites in Bagasola, Bol and its surrounding villages. These families are in immediate need of Shelter, NFIs, Food and WASH assistance.

25 Aug 2015 description

'Djamena, Chad | AFP | Tuesday 8/25/2015 - 20:12 GMT

Some 10 people have been killed in clashes near a gold mine in northern Chad as rival tribes flock to the area in search of riches, local residents told AFP Tuesday.

The deadly fighting, near a gold mine in Miski, in the country's far-northern Tibesti region, broke out Monday night between members of the local Toubou tribe and gold prospectors from the Zaghawa community, who had come from further afield, according to residents who spoke on condition of anonymity.

25 Aug 2015 description

N'Djamena, Tchad | AFP | mardi 25/08/2015 - 18:19 GMT

Une dizaine de personnes sont mortes au cours d'affrontements intercommunautaires autour d'une mine d'or lundi dans le Tibesti, dans l'extrême-nord du Tchad, a appris mardi l'AFP auprès d'habitants de la région.

Ces affrontements armés ont opposé lundi soir, près d'une mine d'or de la localité de Miski dans le Tibesti, "des autochtones toubou à des allogènes zaghawa" venus chercher de l'or, selon ces habitants qui ont requis l'anonymat.

25 Aug 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • La situation sécuritaire semble s’être stabilisée par rapport aux semaines antérieures.

  • Distribution des articles ménagers essentiels (AME) pour 3.428 ménages soit 10.317 déplacés tchadiens dans la ville de Bol et ses environs.

21 Aug 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

LONDON, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Around 40,000 people have fled their homes in Chad in the past two weeks following attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to an aid agency, as the insurgency stokes an escalating humanitarian crisis in the region around Lake Chad.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said many of the displaced people have gathered in makeshift camps where its staff were treating patients with diarrhoea, malaria and respiratory infections, as well as malnourished children.''

21 Aug 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • 41 000 nouveaux déplacés internes dans la région du Lac entre le 21 juillet et le 21 août 2015, portant le nombre total de réfugiés, déplacés internes et retournés à plus de 75 000 personnes dans la région depuis janvier 2015.

  • La situation est extrêmement volatile. Les sites spontanés de déplacés internes se sont multipliés depuis une semaine alors que des attaques sporadiques continuent d’avoir lieu sur les îles, notamment à Kadjirom, près de Tchoukoutalia le 13 août dernier (cinq personnes égorgées).

20 Aug 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Evacuation de 8 staffs HCR non essentiel du bureau Bagasola suite à la situation de sécurité dans la région du Lac.

  • Les incidents qui se sont produits depuis quelques semaines dans la région, conduisent les populations de plusieurs villages et îles du Lac, à s’orienter vers les villes et endroits plus sûrs sur la terre ferme.

  • Une mission de monitoring de protection a eu lieu dans certains localités du Lac ayant identifié enregistré des 192 exactions dont le Boko Haram c’est l’acteur présumé de 44%

19 Aug 2015 description

Key messages

  • As one of the world's least developed countries, Chad continues to face a complex emergency as a result of chronic food insecurity, malnutrition, natural hazards, epidemics and massive displacement of populations.

19 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • The Chadian Government is planning to evacuate the population living near the Chad-Nigeria border, currently a militarized zone, to keep it free from civilians. The minister of Home Affairs called on the humanitarian community to provide assistance to this population. Detailed information on how the evacuation shall be organized (where, when, number of persons etc) is pending.