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31 Dec 2006 description
report Oxfam

"Vous ne devez pas expliquer à ces enfants ce que c'est la guerre. Ils l'ont vécue », raconte Abakar Adam, professeur dans une école coranique dans l'un des blocs qui constituent le camp de réfugiés de Djabal, au Tchad oriental. « Leurs villages ont été attaqués et ils ont expérimenté la peur. Je n'ai pas besoin de leur expliquer pourquoi ils sont là.

31 Dec 2006 description
report Oxfam

"You don't have to explain to these children what war is - they've lived it," says Abakar Adam, a professor at a Koranic school in one of the blocks that makes up the Djabal Refugee Camp in Eastern Chad. "They have seen their villages attacked and they have experienced fear.

31 Dec 2006 description
report Oxfam

"Life has changed much around here," says Fatima with a proud twinkle in her eyes as she walks around the Djabal refugee camp in Eastern Chad. The site is located just a few dozen kilometers from the border with the Sudanese region of Darfur, which she and her family fled three years ago. Here Fatima and the rest of the refugees have begun to take control of their lives.

As a result Djabal is clean and orderly and Fatima has developed the confidence of an active woman who works for her community and earns a little money for her children.

31 Dec 2006 description

En el origen del proyecto que ha dado lugar a la creación del Observatorio de la Acción Humanitaria percibíamos la necesidad de hacer un seguimiento estable de la acción humanitaria en nuestro país, compartiendo un sentimiento muy extendido por aquellos que buscan la mejora del trabajo solidario a través de la reflexión, la discusión franca y la crítica (y autocrítica). Con esa intención los Informes anuales, iniciados con el análisis de 2003, pretenden ir cubriendo ese hueco, con clara vocación de permanencia y de apertura a la colaboración con la comunidad humanitaria española.

31 Dec 2006 description


This report covers the period from 11/21/2006 to 12/20/2006

Sommaire et Implications

La situation alimentaire se caractérise par des perspectives en disponibilités alimentaires potentiellement abondantes, mais des contraintes structurelles et conjoncturelles qui réduisent l’accessibilité alimentaire.

Dans le Kanem, la faible couverture des besoins céréaliers présage une précarité alimentaire précoce des populations de cette région.

29 Dec 2006 description

Note: The last situation report was dated December 15, 2006.

BACKGROUND

In 2006, Sudan continues to cope with the effects of conflict, displacement, and insecurity. The formation of the joint Government of National Unity (GNU) was a requirement of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that the former Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed in January 2005, officially ending Africa's longest running civil war.

27 Dec 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

26 Dec 2006 description

The ongoing crisis in Darfur has been described as one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

26 Dec 2006 description

Jeddah 26th December 2006 - The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Prof. Ekmeleddin lhsanoglu, has welcomed the signing of a peace deal between the Government of Chad and the Mehamat Nour AbdeL.Karim-led rebel group operating in the eastern part of the country.

Prof. lhsanoglu who appreciated the sense of patriotism of the parties, noted that this positive development would contribute to strengthen the peace, security and stability of this OIC Member State.

26 Dec 2006 description


This report covers the period from 11/25/2006 to 12/26/2006

Summary and implications

The food security situation in Chad indicates generally good current and projected food availability, except for Kanem, where poor production and low food availability will likely cause earlier than normal food insecurity for local populations. Despite good overall food availability, structural problems are likely to impede food access among some populations.

25 Dec 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund

30,000 Chadians have been displaced by interethnic conflicts in eastern Chad over the last few weeks, bringing the total to over 90,000 IDPs. Larger population movements are likely in coming weeks due to the deteriorating security situation

US$ 4,400,000 is urgently required to address the needs of the internally displaced and US$ 4,680,000 is required for Sudanese and Central African Republic refugees

1. ISSUES FOR CHILDREN

The recent escalation of violence in eastern Chad has further exacerbated the situation of Chadian women and children.

24 Dec 2006 description

By Salah Sarrar

TRIPOLI, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Chad's president and the leader of a rebel faction that tried to oust him earlier this year signed a peace accord in Libya late on Sunday, but other Chadian insurgents dismissed the deal and vowed to fight on.

Several rebel groups bent on overthrowing President Idriss Deby have been fighting a low-intensity war in the desert, mountains and scrub of eastern Chad, occasionally striking further west.

"Our movement was in a great struggle," rebel military chief Mahamat Nour Abdelkerim said at the signing ceremony in Tripoli, as …

22 Dec 2006 description

Location of operation: SUDAN / CHAD

Amount of Decision: EUR 17,000,000

Decision reference number: ECHO/SDN/BUD/2006/03000

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population.

1.1.

22 Dec 2006 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. In my report on Darfur of 28 July 2006 (S/2006/591), I emphasized the threat to regional peace and security posed by the situation in Darfur, in particular with respect to Chad and the Central African Republic.

22 Dec 2006 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. Dans mon rapport sur le Darfour daté du 28 juillet 2006 (S/2006/591), j'ai souligné que la situation au Darfour compromettait la paix et la sécurité au niveau régional, notamment en ce qui concerne le Tchad et la République centrafricaine.

22 Dec 2006 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 22 December 2006, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres today is in strife-torn eastern Chad, where UNHCR and its partners are struggling to maintain the humanitarian lifeline to hundreds of thousands of Darfur refugees and internally displaced people.

22 Dec 2006 description

By Remy Krazidi

GOZ AMER, Chad, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Thousands of people who fled to Chad from Sudan's Darfur region pleaded with the U.N.'s top refugee official on Friday to either move them or protect them against cross-border raids which have killed hundreds.

U.N.

22 Dec 2006 description

CAMP DE REFUGIES DE GOZ AMER, Tchad, 22 décembre (UNHCR) - Désespérés, des milliers de réfugiés du Darfour et de Tchadiens déplacés dans le sud-est du Tchad, déchiré par le conflit, ont supplié le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés de leur assurer une meilleure protection contre la montée de la violence qui a déjà tué des centaines de personnes dans cette région ces dernières semaines.

Scandant « sécurité ou transfert », des réfugiés étaient alignés des deux côtés, sur un kilomètre, le long de la route poussiéreuse qui traverse le camp de réfugiés de Goz Amer près …