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Chad Price Bulletin July 2014

Sorghum, millet, white maize, and local and imported rice are the most important food commodities. Millet is most heavily consumed in the eastern and northern regions of the country. Local rice is another basic food commodity, especially for poorer households. Imported rice and white maize are most commonly consumed in and around the capital. The Marché d'Atrone in N’Djamena, the capital city, is the largest market for cereals. Moundou is an important consumer center for sorghum and the second largest market after the capital. The Abéché market is located in a northern production area.

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Revue de Presse Humanitaire au Tchad Du Du 20 au 25 juillet 2014

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

  • IOM Organizes Safe Return from Cameroon of Chadian Migrants Displaced from CAR (IOM, 25/07/14)

  • Polio-free Chad: UNICEF quarterly newsletter on the polio eradication initiative in Chad (UNICEF, 23/07/14)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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IOM Organizes Safe Return from Cameroon of Chadian Migrants Displaced from CAR

Chad - Thousands of Chadian migrants fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been stranded in Cameroon since the beginning of 2014.

This week, IOM Cameroon and Chad completed the return by road of almost 500 Chadian migrants from the town of Garoua Boulai, Cameroon, to the newly established temporary site in the village of Djako located 40 km from the town of Moundou in Chad.

Two more IOM convoys will bring home an estimated 2,000 Chadian migrants still stranded on the Cameroon-CAR border in the coming weeks.

International Organization for Migration:

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Darfur refugees in eastern Chad close to starving

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Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD(23 Jul.) - Soaring prices and the reduction of food rations have forced a number of Darfuri refugees in the eastern Chad camps to break the fast with bread made of toxic mekheit seeds, and to dig into ant hills in search for food.

The refugees in eastern Chad are facing extremely difficult humanitarian conditions, Ali Yagoub, the head of the Treguine refugee camp told Radio Dabanga.

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AIDA carries out humanitarian actions in Benin, Chad

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AzerNews

By Sara Rajabova

Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) as part of strategic cooperation with Islamic Development Bank has jointly carried out humanitarian actions in Benin and Chad. The new actions took place under the "Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness" campaign, AzerTag state news agency reported.

A total of 11,640 persons with problems in their eyesight have benefitted from free eye examinations out of which 506 persons in Benin and 835 persons in Chad have undergone surgeries and had their sights restored.

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Polio-free Chad: UNICEF quarterly newsletter on the polio eradication initiative in Chad, July 2014

Thanks to the continued engagement of the Chadian government, backed by committed donor support and through close collaboration with UN operating agencies UNICEF and WHO, the country has now achieved a polio-free status for two consecutive years.

The last cases of Wild Poliovirus (WPV) and circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus (cVDPV) were notified in June 2012 and May 2013 respectively, marking vital milestones towards eradicating polio in the country, which as recently as 2011 had reached an all-time high of 132 new cases.

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Revue de Presse Humanitaire au Tchad Du 03 au 19 juillet 2014

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

  • Sauver la vie de plus de mères et d’enfants au Tchad grâce au Fonds Français Muskoka (UNICEF, 11/07/14)

  • Chad: A flight of hope (OCHA, 03/07/14)

  • Avant l'arrivée au Tchad, 90 jours de marche en quête de sécurité (HCR, 11/07/14)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Chad: Migrants from Central African Republic Situation Report No 5 (as of 16 July 2014)

Highlights

  • Relocations to Maingama temporary site have re-started, the site now accommodates over 2,000 people.

  • Conditions in Danamadja temporary site in Logone Oriental get further improved. An extension is being negotiated with the authorities.

  • Humanitarian actors prepare to accommodate 5,000 Chadian evacuees from Cameroon on a new site in Logone Occidental province.

  • Following an outbreak of measles in Danamadja temporary site a vaccination campaign for approximately 4000 children is under way.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Tchad : Retournés de la RCA Rapport de situation no 05 (16/07/2014)

Faits saillants

  • Les relocalisations sur le site temporaire de Maingama ont redémarré, le site accueille maintenant plus de 2 000 familles.

  • Les conditions de vie se sont améliorées sur le site temporaire de Danamadja dans le Logone Oriental. Une extension est en cours de négociation avec les autorités.

  • Les acteurs humanitaires se préparent à accueillir 5 000 Tchadiens évacués du Cameroun sur un nouveau site dans la région du Logone Oriental.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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IOM Chad Influx from the Central African Republic (CAR) Update, 15 May - 14 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The IOM Director for Operations and Emergencies (DOE), Mr. Mohammed Abdiker visited the Republic of Chad from 8 to 11 June 2014.

  • IOM has restarted the provision of Primary Medical Services in the Gaoui Temporary Site at the beginning of July 2014.

  • IOM started the transfer operation of vulnerable CAR Evacuees from Sido and Doba Transit Sites to Maiga‐ ma Temporary Site on 14 June and it is still going on.

International Organization for Migration:

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Sauver la vie de plus de mères et d’enfants au Tchad grâce au Fonds Français Muskoka

Le Fonds français Muskoka permet d’accélérer les efforts pour réduire la mortalité maternelle, infantile et néonatale au Tchad

N’DJAMENA (Tchad), 11 juillet 2014 – Une délégation du Fonds français Muskoka –mis en œuvre par l’OMS, UNFPA, UNICEF et ONU Femmes - est en visite au Tchad du 9 au 11 juillet 2014 pour constater et renforcer les interventions mises en œuvre dans le cadre de ce financement visant à accélérer la réduction des décès de mères et d’enfants dans le pays.

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Avant l'arrivée au Tchad, 90 jours de marche en quête de sécurité

BEKONINGA, Tchad, 11 juillet (HCR) – Les violences intercommunautaires et religieuses en République centrafricaine poussent des milliers de personnes à fuir l'insécurité et les violations des droits humains vers les pays voisins, notamment le Cameroun et le Tchad.

Un groupe de 610 réfugiés nouvellement arrivés au Tchad via le point de passage frontière de Bekoninga, au sud du pays, raconte avoir parcouru des centaines de kilomètres à pied à travers la brousse pour fuir les exactions de milices armées anti-balaka.

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A flight of hope

The rain hitting the tarmac of Moundou airport is relentless. It is a reminder for those huddled under the tin roof of the modest terminal of the importance of the incoming humanitarian flight.

More than 105,000 people have arrived in Chad in recent months, fleeing the violence that has gripped the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR). Over 55,000 people are still sheltered in transit sites and temporary camps in the south of Chad.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Darfur school students in eastern Chad sit for exams

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Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD(8 Jul.)

On Monday, 4,276 Darfuri basic school students in the eastern Chad refugee camps, started with their final exams.

Mohamed El Makki Abdallah Musharaf, basic school teacher at Gaga refugee camp, recounted to Radio Dabanga that the final exams for eighth grade refugee students in eastern Chad started on Monday.

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Subvenir aux besoins de près de 53 500 personnes pendant la période de soudure dans la bande sahélienne

[ACTED News] – Dans le département du Waye, au Tchad, la période de soudure entre deux récoltes est de plus en plus précoce. Pour pallier au manque de nourriture durant cette période, les équipes d’ACTED apportent un soutien alimentaire depuis mars 2014 à 6 000 foyers, avec l’appui du département d’Aide Humanitaire de la Commission européenne.

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En sécurité, mais à peine de quoi se nourrir

CAMP DE REFUGIES DE DOSSEYE, Tchad – Au lendemain de son arrivée en provenance de République centrafricaine, pays déchiré par le conflit, Habiba, 24 ans, est tranquillement assise dans un centre d'accueil pour réfugiés situé au sud du Tchad et essaie d'allaiter sa minuscule Ramatou, la plus jeune de ses quatre enfants. Mais le frêle nourrisson de deux mois, bercé dans les bras tout fins d'Habiba, n'obtient aucun aliment de sa mère.

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Le PAM et le HCR lancent un appel aux dons pour mettre fin aux pénuries alimentaires pour 800.000 réfugiés en Afrique

Des difficultés de financement, aggravées par des problèmes de sécurité et de logistiques dans certains pays, ont entrainé la réduction des rations alimentaires de près de 800.000 réfugiés en Afrique. Ces pénuries menacent d'aggraver les taux déjà inacceptables de malnutrition aiguë, de retard de croissance et d'anémie, en particulier chez les enfants.

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Food cuts: Darfur refugees resort to eating poisonous seeds

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Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD (2 Jul.) - The Darfuri refugees in the 12 eastern Chad camps are suffering from an acute shortage of food.

“The suffering has worsened with the entry of the month of Ramadan”, Jamal Daoud, the head of the Bredjing refugee camp told Radio Dabanga. “The World Food Programme (WFP) brought back the food rations to three items only: sorghum, beans, and, oil. The amounts were reduced too. We now receive 4 kg of sorghum per capita a month, instead of 12 kg.”

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We need a long-term vision, says regional humanitarian chief

The major humanitarian concerns in Chad are malnutrition and food insecurity. Currently, 2.6 million people are food insecure in Chad, up from 2.1 million in 2013.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Hunger and hard choices for Africa’s struggling refugees

A joint UNHCR-WFP report warned that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems in some countries, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa.