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14 Nov 2008 description

Traditions are a part of the cultural roots for any society. They define beliefs and determine attitudes. They can break down boundaries or build up barriers.

But certain practices endanger the lives of those who follow them. Take the traditional practice of female genital cutting. Still practiced in many parts of Africa, CCF came across this practice after beginning services for the refugee population in Chad.

16 May 2006 description

Since the Janjaweed began attacking Darfur civilians in 2003, Sudanese refugees poured across the Chad border.... more than 220,000 of them....most of whom are women and children. They are now living in 12 refugee camps.... crowded, with little resources, and perhaps, even less hope for the future. Further, incursions into Chad by Janjaweed and recent violence by rebels in Chad have made life even more difficult for fleeing refugees and those in refugee camps.

27 Mar 2006 description

By Sweta Shah, CCF-Chad Child Protection Program Coordinator

16 Mar 2006 description

Chadian women have commemorated International Women's Day for some time.

In 2005, Christian Children's Fund helped Sudanese women living in refugee camps in Chad start a celebration, too. These women gathered to observe International Women's Day at the Iridimi and Tullum refugee camps, having fled their homes in Sudan to escape an ongoing brutal civil war.

"In Chad, International Women's Day is celebrated each year.

16 Mar 2006 description

By Davidson Jonah, emergency response coordinator for Christian Children's Fund

29 Sep 2005 description

Original reporting by Liz Shaffner-Wishner
Adapted with permission for Christian Children's Fund

19 Nov 2004 description

Christian Children's Fund (CCF), in cooperation with Medecins Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF), is running Child Centered Spaces in two refugee camps in Northeastern Chad adjacent to MSF feeding centers.

23 Aug 2004 description

As Christian Children's Fund (CCF) workers talk to Sudanese children who have fled to refugee camps in Chad, the emergency response team finds that the older children seem to always ask the same question. First, the children talk about the poor food in the camps, the need for education and basic clothing. But in the end, they always ask when they can go home.

CCF workers describe the refugee camps in northern Chad as desolate. They are located in the middle of the Chad desert with few amenities. Makeshift sanitation facilities are sparse and overused.

06 Aug 2004 description

A Christian Children's Fund (CCF) emergency response team left for Chad on August 1 in an effort to assist refugees, who are fleeing from ethnic violence in neighboring Sudan. The team is conducting an assessment of child protection needs including health, education, shelter, psychosocial issues, water and sanitation in refugee camps in Chad and along the Chad-Sudan border. In addition, CCF will also be assessing Gender-Based Violence issues as they impact women and girls fleeing from Sudan.