Over the last six months, Child Soldiers International has found worrying evidence of child rights violations by the Chadian army, and non-compliance with child protection commitments by the Chadian authorities.
Arrivé au terme de sa mission au Tchad, Bruno Maes, Représentant de l’UNICEF dresse un bilan de la mise en œuvre du programme de coopération Tchad-UNICEF depuis 2012.
N’DJAMENA (Tchad), le 24 Juillet 2015 – Arrivé au terme de sa mission au Tchad, Bruno Maes, Représentant de l’UNICEF depuis janvier 2012, a dressé un bilan de la mise en œuvre du programme de coopération Tchad-UNICEF et projeté ainsi les perspectives au cours d’une rencontre ce jour avec Son Excellence Monsieur le Premier Ministre, M. Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet.
UNICEF and the Government of Chad programme of cooperation since 2012
The past three years have been an exceptional journey for UNICEF in Chad. As the country began to rebuild itself after the end of the conf lict in 2008, doors have been opened for UNICEF and our many donors and partners to signif icantly advance children’s and women’s rights.
LA BRIGADE DE PROTECTION DES MINEURS POUR PROTÉGER LES ENFANTS
Le Ministère de l’Administration du Territoire et de la Sécurité Publique en collaboration avec le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance, l’UNICEF, a officiellement inauguré, le 21 mai 2015 à N’Djamena la Brigade de Protection des mineurs réhabilitée.
16 TUÉS DANS UN ATTENTAT-SUICIDE
Le 11 juillet, au moins 16 personnes ont été tuées et des dizaines d'autres blessées lorsqu'un kamikaze s’est fait exploser à l'entrée du marché central de N'Djamena. L'attaque est le troisième du genre dans la capitale en moins d'un mois. Des dizaines de personnes ont également été tuées lorsque des attaquants ont frappé N'Djamena les 15 et 29 juin. Séparément, plusieurs attaques ont été signalées ces derniers jours dans la région sud du Lac où environ 30 personnes sont décédées.
16 KILLED IN SUICIDE BLAST
On 11 July, at least 16 people were killed and dozens others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of N’Djamena’s central market.
The attack was the third of its kind in the capital city in less than a month. Dozens were also killed when attackers struck N’Djamena on 15 and 29 June. Separately, several attacks have been reported in recent days in the southern Lac Region in which around 30 people have died.
11 KILLED IN TWIN SUICIDE ATTACKS
On 30 June, the National Assembly of Chad ratified the law project prohibiting child-marriages; a significant victory that will create a favorable environment for the implementation of UNHCR’s child protection strategy and also an encouraging step in addressing SGBV.
Two deadly attacks (15 and 29 June 2015) attributed to Boko Haram and directed mainly against defense and security forces at Ndjamena left 38 people dead and over one hundred wounded.
Le Ministre du Plan et de Coopération Internationale, Madame Mariam Mahamat Nour, et le Représentant de l’UNFPA au Tchad, Monsieur Ismaïla Mbengue ont signé le vendredi 10 juillet 2015, le Plan d’Action du Programme-Pays (CPAP) révisé, 2012-2016.
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· As of 20 June, the movement of 41,523 people has been reported in the Lake region (excluding influx to other areas): 14,870 refugees, 12,485 Chadian returnees and 14,168 internally displaced persons.
· Two inter-agency UN missions including national NGOs and the National Commission for Refugees were conducted in the Lake Chad islands of Koulfoua and Tchoukoutalia pairing needs assessment with initial rapid assistance to people displaced by the Nigerian crisis who had so far received little or no aid.
N’Djamena, 10th July 2015 – Thanks to the support of the Swiss Cooperation, more than 55,000 people have now access to safe water in the districts of Yao and Danemadji in Central and Southern Chad. UNICEF has built more than 110 water points in the two districts and the Community-led Total sanitation piloted in more than 260 villages. Yao and Danemdaji are among the country’s districts with the lowest access to WASH services. Only 1 in 10 people has access to clean water in Danemadji and 3 in 10 in Yao.
More than ten years after first arriving in Chad, over 360,000 Sudanese refugees are now dealing with a new reality. In the face of dramatic food ration cuts, and after years of shrinking support from the international community, aid agencies are pushing these refugees to become self-sufficient and more deeply integrated with their Chadian hosts. With the global humanitarian system overstretched, a more sustainable and targeted assistance strategy for this population would seem reasonable. But the early stages of this transition have encountered serious problems.
As one of the world’s least developed and most fragile countries, Chad is beset by multiple, overlapping humanitarian crises, all in the context of a harsh and worsening climate, acute poverty, and weak infrastructure.
Food insecurity and malnutrition affect millions of people, particularly in the Sahelian belt.
Successive waves of instability and conflict in neighboring countries have caused large-scale population movements into Chad, which now hosts the seventh highest number of refugees worldwide.
Situation in numbers
53,936 Nigerian refugees, Chadians IDPs and returnees (OCHA, June 2015)
1,496 children under 5 with severe acute malnutrition admitted in nutritional centers in Lake Region (UNICEF, April 2015)
More than 10,000 people have been newly displaced as a result of a Boko Haram attack on Niger from Lake Chad at the end of April and the resulting Niger military operations in the area. The Governor of Diffa called on the population to leave the targeted area. The newly displaced remain a highly mobile population, with thousands in hard to reach islands.
REGIONAL SITUATION ANALYSIS
In May, large scale displacement persisted in Nigeria (about 1.5 million IDPs) and in neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger (167,789 refugees). The security situation remains unstable. Insurgents continue to launch raids in north-eastern Nigeria despite the announcement of the Nigerian army of having them pushed back.
18,384 Estimated Nigerian refugees 6,393 refugees in Dar Es Salam camp
14,420 IDPs in the Lake Region
After several attacks of insurgents in Niger and the response by Niger’s armed forces to the attacks on the villages in the Lake over 2,000 Niger nationals fled to Chad. A great number of them concentrated in the city of Karam (about 40 km north of Bagasola) from where transfers to Bagasola and Dar Es Salam camps have started.
This report covers the period 01/January/2014 to 31/December/2014
The Darfuri refugees living in Djabal camp in eastern Chad have refused the proposal made by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a Chadian health organisation to contribute to the costs of treatment. Last Thursday, the students in the Chadian camps concluded their school exams.
The refugees refused the proposal on the basis that they have been paying the Chadian Adsak organisation for four years for “treatment vouchers”, the coordinator of Djabal camp told Radio Dabanga.