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20 Jan 2018 description
report Carter Center

Contact: In Atlanta, Emily Staub, The Carter Center
Emily.Staub@CarterCenter.org, +1 404-420-5126

29 Aug 2016 description

Chad reports 5 cases while insecurity in South Sudan limits full access to endemic areas

19 August 2016¦ Geneva 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has received reports of 5 confirmed human cases of dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease) from Chad – the highest number reported so far this year by a single country endemic for the disease.

11 May 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 10 May 2016 -- In response to an invitation by the United Sates Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the Director of the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Africa Abdoulaye Mar Dieye took part today in a briefing event on Instability in Africa in Washington D.C.

The two-part panel focused on ongoing threats in Africa’s so-called “Arc of Instability”, a region which encompasses the Sahel, the Lake Chad Region and the Horn of Africa.

15 Feb 2016 description

15 February 2016 | Geneva −− In 1986, an estimated 3.5 million cases were reported to WHO. In 1989, 15 out of endemic 20 countries 1 reported 892 955 cases (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Togo, Uganda and Yemen).

25 Jan 2014 description

LONDON, United Kingdom, January 24 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday welcomed a US$3 million donation from the LEGO Foundation that will help improve access to quality primary school education for more than 200,000 refugee children under the Educate a Child initiative.

10 Jan 2014 description

LES TITRES

· Tchad: mobilisation au plus haut niveau en faveur des rapatriés de Centrafrique (RFI, 04/01/14)

· L’OIM débute l’évacuation aérienne des migrants bloqués en République centrafricaine (OIM, 10/01/14)

· Tchad : La Médiature de la République vient en aide aux rapatriés de RCA (Al Wihda, 08/01/14)

· The World Food Programme welcomes Chad’s historic contribution to school meals (WFP, 09/01/14)

· Le président tchadien réclame plus de sacrifices en faveur de la Centrafrique (Xinhua, 09/01/14)

17 Sep 2013 description

Humanitarian need remains very high in many humanitarian crisis situations in Africa. Germany has therefore made an additional 8.2 million euros available for humanitarian relief projects run by UN organisations and NGOs in Africa.

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement on the move:

20 Jun 2013 description

Polio this week - As of 19 June 2013

21 Nov 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 21 November 2012 (IRIN) - Refugee crises appear to come and go. In 2011, all eyes were on the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya as it received hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict. This year, attention has shifted to the refugee exodus from Syria, even though the majority of Somalis who arrived at Dadaab last year are still there.

17 Oct 2012 description

1) With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locust swarms have formed in Chad and are expected to form shortly in Niger and Mali. Swarms are then expected to migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in western/central Mali.

30 Aug 2012 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.

I. LES TITRES

• Desert Locust situation update (FAO, 29 August)

• Autosuffisance alimentaire: Linia, le grenier à céréales près de Ndjamena (JDT, 28 août)

• Basketball champion Pau Gasol says it’s possible to end malnutrition in the Sahel (UNICEF, 27 August)

28 Aug 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

Mao and N´Djamena, Chad, 27 August 2012 - Silver medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics, two-time (United States) National Basketball Association champion and UNICEF Spain Ambassador Pau Gasol is in Chad to visit with children and families affected by the food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel.

In Chad, more than 127,000 children are at serious risk of severe malnutrition. They fight to survive in the midst of a crisis caused by prolonged drought and rising food prices.

25 Jan 2012 description
report AlertNet

By Emma Batha

LONDON (AlertNet) – Chad, again on the brink of a food crisis, will keep lurching from one emergency to another unless donors overcome their “repetitive amnesia” on the country and tackle chronic malnutrition there, International Medical Corps (IMC) warns.

Aid groups have warned that hunger threatens between 5 and 9 million people in countries in Africa's Sahel region just below the Sahara including Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Mali.

09 Dec 2011 description
report UN News Service

9 December 2011 – Three more countries in the so-called “meningitis belt” stretching across Africa will this month introduce a new vaccine designed to eliminate a particular strain of the often deadly disease, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad will vaccinate millions of their citizens with MenAfriVac, which was created to target Group A meningitis, responsible for millions of cases in sub-Saharan Africa over the past century.

30 Jun 2011 description

The conflict that began in Libya on 17 February 2011 with a popular revolt against Gaddafi’s regime has triggered a mass exodus of the civilian population into neighbouring countries. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled, mainly into Tunisia and Egypt, as a result of attacks by Gaddafi’s forces on civilian populations, the rebellion and NATO bombings. Migrant workers and refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa have been particular targets of violence.

24 Jun 2011 description

Unaccompanied minors and child migrants separated from their parents are at risk of abuse, exploitation and violence as they seek safety in the camps for the displaced on the Tunisian-Libyan border.

UNICEF, with the support of IOM staff at the border, say that more than 150 children have been identified since the early days of the crisis in Libya when large numbers of migrants fled to neighbouring countries.

15 Jun 2011 description

Note: The last fact sheet was dated April 15, 2011.

KEY developments

· Unconfirmed estimates indicate that clashes that began on June 6 in Southern Kordofan State between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and forces loyal to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) have displaced up to 53,000 people, according to the U.N. Humanitarian agencies have provided assistance in accessible areas of the state, but insecurity has constrained aid delivery. Many non-governmental organization (NGO) and U.N. staff have relocated from the area due to ongoing insecurity.

27 Apr 2011 description

What is the Central Emergency Response Fund?

Five years ago, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was established to bring a new dynamic to tackling emergencies. CERF’s creation was an acknowledgement that the humanitarian system had become too slow and cumbersome in releasing funds.