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31 Dec 2007 description
1 September - 31 December 2007

The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the countries of the Central and East African region (CEA) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS)

The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world.

31 Dec 2007 description

Points saillants

Incidence des pathologies dominantes : le syndrome respiratoire aigue 884 p 10 000 habitants, les diarrhées aigues aqueuses 502 pour 10 000 habitants, le paludisme présumé 310 pour 10 000 habitants

Epidémie de l'hépatite E : 3359 cas pou 2007, létalité 1,4 p 100.

30 Dec 2007 description

The Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has launched a strong appeal to Chad and Sudan to exercise maximum and avoid any escalation of tension along their common border.

Prof. Ihsanoglu who expressed the concern of the OIC on the latest situation in the relations between the two important Member States, revealed that the Organisation was closely monitoring the developments and was ready to mediate in the dispute.

29 Dec 2007 description

IP/08/7

Bruxelles, le 29 décembre 2007. La Commission européenne a décidé d'accorder une aide humanitaire de 369,6 millions d'euros afin de répondre aux besoins essentiels des victimes les plus vulnérables des crises humanitaires dans le monde.

27 Dec 2007 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., today announced €2 million in extra funding for the Humanitarian Crisis in Chad. This follows on from the Minister's visit to Chad last month. The funding is for humanitarian programmes operated by Concern, Child Fund and the World Food Programme for refugees from Darfur and those internally displaced by ongoing conflict.

27 Dec 2007 description
report UN News Service

Banditry continues to impede the efforts of humanitarian workers to deliver much-needed relief in eastern Chad, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported.

Recently, two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were attacked - MSF-Spain in the capital N'Djamena and ATHAS in Bahai.

27 Dec 2007 description

N'DJAMENA, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Chad has warned the European Union that delay in deploying peacekeepers on its eastern border with Sudan risked "setting the region ablaze", and it accused its neighbour of arming Chadian rebels to block the EU mission.

Europe hopes to send around 4,000 "Eufor" troops in the coming weeks to protect aid operations in eastern Chad and adjoining northeastern Central African Republic, complementing a much larger U.N.-African Union force planned for Sudan's Darfur.

Chad's government held a crisis meeting late on Wednesday to …

27 Dec 2007 description
report IRIN

NDJAMENA, 27 décembre 2007 (IRIN) - Un programme des Nations Unies pour la démobilisation de centaines d'enfants soldats au Tchad est suspendu depuis le mois de novembre, en raison de la reprise des combats entre l'armée et les troupes rebelles dans l'est du pays.

« Le programmes est suspendu », a indiqué Jean François Basse, le responsable des programmes de protection au Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).

26 Dec 2007 description

(Adds sentences for Chadian and Sudanese accused)

By Moumine Ngarmbassa

N'DJAMENA, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Six French aid workers were sentenced to eight years of hard labour each after a court in Chad found them guilty on Wednesday of trying to kidnap 103 children from the African country.

France, while calling the verdict a "sovereign decision", said it would ask Chad to implement a 1976 bilateral judicial accord which would allow the convicted six to be transferred home to serve jail sentences in their own country.

The court in the capital N'Djamena handed down …

26 Dec 2007 description
report IRIN

NDJAMENA, 26 December 2007 (IRIN) - A UN programme to demobilise hundreds of child soldiers in Chad has been on hold since November following the resurgence of fighting between the army and rebel groups in the east.

"The process on standby," head of protection programmes with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Chad, Jean Francois Basse, told IRIN. "It's now all just a big mess."

UNICEF began helping hundreds of child soldiers to demobilise after signing an agreement with the government in May 2007.

26 Dec 2007 description
report IRIN

NDJAMENA, 26 décembre 2007 (IRIN) - La nouvelle force de l'Union européenne et la Mission des Nations Unies prêtes à être déployées au Tchad ont pour mandat de protéger contre les attaques des bandits armés, des miliciens, des rebelles et de certains combattants étrangers les organisations humanitaires qui viennent en aide à des centaines de milliers de civils.

Mais les acteurs humanitaires présents au Tchad craignent que si la mission des forces internationales n'est pas distincte et dissociée des actions humanitaires, cela risque de compromettre ces opérations.

« Dans ce …

26 Dec 2007 description

Du 29 au 31 octobre 2007, s'est tenue à Dakar au Sénégal, la réunion de concertation technique sur les bilans céréalier et alimentaire expost 2006/2007 et prévisionnels 2007/2008 des pays membres du CILSS et des pays côtiers de l'Afrique de l'ouest non membres du CILSS.

25 Dec 2007 description

Faits marquants

Les attaques des bandits envers les humanitaires continuent d'entraver partiellement l'aide humanitaire.

25 Dec 2007 description

Headlines

Banditry attacks on humanitarians continue to partially hamper the delivery of relief.

Insecurity and limited stocks impede food pre-positioning and distribution in refugee camps and IDP sites.

Education is the least funded sector.

EUFOR deployment delayed by weak logistical capacities.

Six aid workers of the NGOs Arche de Zoe sentenced to eight years of hard labour.

Overall developments and context

Banditry continues to affect humanitarians. This week again, two NGOs, MSF-Spain and ATHAS, have been attacked, the former in the Chadian capital N'Djamena …

24 Dec 2007 description
report IRIN

NDJAMENA, 24 December 2007 (IRIN) - A new European Union force and UN mission set to deploy in Chad are mandated to protect aid groups assisting hundreds of thousands of people, amid violence by armed bandits, militias, rebels, soldiers and some foreign fighters. But humanitarian officials in Chad are concerned that if the mission does not remain distinct and separate from relief efforts it risks undermining them.

24 Dec 2007 description
report UN News Service

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has set up a trust fund to help the Governments of Chad and Central African Republic (CAR) build the law and order capacity needed to ensure the security of hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) endangered by the spill over of violence from Sudan's war-torn Darfur region.

The Fund, supporting the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT), has already received $2.2 million from the Government of Japan, $1 million from the Government of Norway and €250,000 from the Government of Belgium, Mr.

24 Dec 2007 description
report IRIN

NDJAMENA , 20 décembre 2007 (IRIN) - En raison du nombre très élevé des victimes des récents combats entre forces gouvernementales et rebelles dans l'est, une deuxième équipe médicale a dû être envoyée de Genève pour venir prêter main-forte à l'équipe chirurgicale du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CIRC) déjà présente au Tchad.

« Dès que je suis arrivé [le 2 décembre], on m'a présenté de nombreux blessés », a expliqué à IRIN Amilcar Contreras, le chirurgien de l'équipe de secours, alors qui prenait une pause après une intervention chirurgicale à l'hôpital La …

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 36,634,285 (USD 32,767,696 or EUR 22,202,596) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009.

Current context

The West and Central African zone is a diverse region comprising 24 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) and has an estimated population of 350 million people.

A …