Appeals & Response Plans
- Chad: Measles Outbreak - May 2018
- Chad: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2017
- Chad: Hepatitis E Outbreak - Sep 2016
- Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2016
- Chad: Floods - Aug 2012
- West/Central Africa: Meningitis Outbreak - Jan 2012
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Chad: Polio Outbreak - Jun 2011
- Chad: Cholera/Measles/Meningitis Outbreak - Mar 2011
- Chad: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2010
Most read reports
- De nouveaux réfugiés nigérians arrivent au Tchad
- Tchad : l’OIM a besoin de 1,2 million de dollars pour aider des migrants déplacés par des affrontements
- Urgent Humanitarian Assistance Needed for Migrant Workers Displaced by Clashes in Northern Chad
- Echos de la Représentation FAO Tchad, No 34, mars - décembre 2018
- GIEWS Country Brief: Chad 11-January-2019
Internews Humanitarian Information Service's Program in Chad 2005-2012
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
(March 16, 2010) "Imagine what you feel as a refugee who's lost everything.
Interactive radio programs designed to address women's issues air across Eastern Chad through Internews' network of community radio stations.
Seide sits cross-legged on a straw mat, surrounded by a dozen other refugee women in the training center of the Djabal camp for Darfur refugees in Eastern Chad. She reaches over for the bright blue radio set which is the center of attention, unfolds the handle of what looks like a child's toy and winds it vigorously to hear another 10 minutes of Women's Crossroads, a program on 89.9 FM, Radio Sila.
"This is a great program.
Independent, local media can improve humanitarian relief and enable people in the midst of crisis to take an active role in their own survival and recovery. In the past 20 years, the humanitarian community has dramatically improved the way relief is provided to people caught up in disasters and crises. However, much more could be done to keep those most affected by disaster informed of assistance efforts and able to engage in the relief process.
The first priority for humanitarian organizations is to provide services and critical aid.
When fighting broke out in a region of northeastern Chad and medical staff were evacuated from a local hospital, Radio Absoun, a community radio station that serves refugees from Darfur as well as the local Chadian population, let people know not to take their wounded there.
By Annette Makino, Internews Senior Vice-President for Communications and Corporate Affairs
From a 20-foot cargo container perched on cinderblocks in the middle of a frontier town in Chad, Radio Absoun is making a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of refugees who have fled the genocide in neighboring Darfur, and the lives of Chadians affected by their arrival.
The radio station broadcasts a mixture of news, information and music for six hours everyday.