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13 Nov 2017 description

By Inna Lazareva

DOSSEYE, Chad, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leila Ousmane and her 10-year-old daughter walk in disbelief atop the crumbling bricks that, until a few days earlier, formed the walls of their family home.

Heavy rains and floods in late September ravaged the Dosseye refugee camp where they live, toppling their house of mud bricks and wooden stumps into rubble.

"We went to live with my neighbour," said Ousmane. "But last night, the storm made their house collapse too."

12 Nov 2017 description

Barka Mahamat Barka

Water and Sanitation Associate, UNHCR Frachana

Farchana, le 09 Novembre 2017 - La Sous-Délégation du HCR de Farchana a accueilli l’Ambassadeur suisse pour le Tchad, le Niger et le Nigeria le mardi 7 novembre 2017.

12 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

  • The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.

10 Nov 2017 description
report CARE

GENDER INEQUALITY AND FINANCIAL EXCLUSION

Women and girls in West Africa face some of the highest rates of gender inequality and financial exclusion in the world.1 Caused by entrenched structural social belief systems, values and cultural norms and practices, as well as a gap between the political will and the reality of the lives of women and girls in the region—these injustices are undeniably connected, resulting in a cycle of poverty that can affect entire families for generations.

10 Nov 2017 description

From floods hitting refugee camps to shrinking lakes, Chad is suffering the impacts of climate change - could planting trees help? By Inna Lazareva

DOSSEYE, Chad, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leila Ousmane and her 10-year-old daughter walk in disbelief atop the crumbling bricks that, until a few days earlier, formed the walls of their family home.

Heavy rains and floods in late September ravaged the Dosseye refugee camp where they live, toppling their house of mud bricks and wooden stumps into rubble.

10 Nov 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interverntions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking.

10 Nov 2017 description

N’DJAMENA (Chad), 10 November 2017 – The European Union, Chad’s leading humanitarian donor, is renewing its response to the immediate needs of children and women in the country. Through its grant of €7.6 million to UNICEF, it will help improve the lives of 112,500 people, including 91,000 children under the age of five.

10 Nov 2017 description
report UN Radio

Des associations de jeunes dans le bassin du Congo, en Afrique, aident des communautés rurales isolées à se développer tout en protégeant les forêts, explique une représentante venue à la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le changement climatique (COP 23), à Bonn, en Allemagne, pour faire entendre leur voix.

10 Nov 2017 description

By Inna Lazareva

DANAMAJA, Chad, Nov 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wearing a pastel-coloured dress embroidered with a tatty trim and speaking almost in a whisper, 17-year-old Chancelle looks like she should be in school.

But, since the age of 15, she has instead been going into isolated huts or simply to the fields to sell sex for money.

"Each week, I would meet with three or four men," the teenager, who declined to give her real name, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

09 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Updated Cadre Harmonisé food security analysis indicates continued food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria

  • Persistent insecurity disrupts livelihood and market activities, minimizes cross- border trade, and undermines savings mechanisms in northeastern Nigeria

  • Populations in Chad and Niger will face food insecurity through May 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Nov 2017 description

Les ONGI signataires de cette déclaration accueillent avec enthousiasme l’organisation de la première conférence régionale sur la stabilisation dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad et l’implication de tous les acteurs présents pour trouver des solutions de long-terme à la crise sécuritaire, humanitaire, politique et socio-économique que traverse la région.

09 Nov 2017 description

CONFÉRENCE POUR L'ÉLABORATION D'UN CADRE POUR UNE STRATÉGIE RÉGIONALE DE STABILISATION DES ZONES DE LA RÉGION DU BASSIN DU LAC TCHAD, AFFECTÉES PAR BOKO-HARAM

2 Novembre 2017, N'DJAMENA, TCHAD

• Excellence Monsieur le Premier Ministre et Chef du Gouvernement de la République du Tchad

• Excellence Monsieur le Commissaire à la Paix et à la Sécurité de l’Union Africaine

• Excellence Monsieur le Secrétaire Exécutif de la Commission du Bassin du Lac Tchad, et Chef de Délégation de la Force Multinationale Mixte

09 Nov 2017 description

His Excellency, Mister Prime Minister of the Republic of Chad,
His Excellency, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security,
Mister the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission,
Excellences,
Dear Members of the Government,
Dear Representatives of international institutions, UN agencies and nongovernmental organizations,
Distinguished Guests, Dear Participants,