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10 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salameh has called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to seek to implement the border agreement signed between Sudan, Libya and Chad.

More than 60 people have been killed and 159 injured in renewed fighting among militias in Tripoli last month. On 4 September, UN mission brokered a ceasefire between the major parties to the conflict.

05 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad protest the suspension of food rations since early August.

Sheikh Yahya Adam Nadeef, head of the Congo camp for Darfur refugees in eastern Chad told Radio Dabanga that the Chadian organisation responsible for the distribution of food decided to divide the camp residents into three categories: capable, medium and vulnerable.

“They then announced that only the medium and the weak would receive food rations, but the refugees opposed the change, saying that they all are vulnerable and need support.”

07 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Four Sudanese refugees were arrested in a refugee camp in eastern Chad one week ago for criticising plans for the voluntary return of the refugees to Darfur.

Chadian authorities arrested the four Sudanese refugees from Gaga camp on July 31. The four, Abu Bakr Mahmoud Khatir, Adam Sharif, Yahya Hamid and Hammad Ahmad are being held in Um Leyouna prison, 70 kilometres east of Abeche.

06 Jul 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, Jul 6 2018 (IPS) - Joshua Kiragu reminisces of years gone by when just one of his two hectares of land produced at least 40 bags of maize. But that was 10 years ago. Today, Kiragu can barely scrape up 20 bags from the little piece of land that he has left – it measures just under a hectare.

Kiragu, who is from Kenya’s Rift Valley region, tells IPS that years of extreme and drastic weather patterns continue to take their toll on his once-thriving maize business. His business, he says, has all but collapsed.

01 Jul 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

As part of a voluntary repatriation programme, about 180 Darfuri refugees who lived for years in neighbouring Chad officially returned to their places of origin in early June. Many of them however have to cope with an insecure situation.

Registered in El Tina, a border town in North Darfur, the returns were managed under the auspices of Sudan and Chad refugee authorities and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in its latest biweekly bulletin.

12 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The humanitarian commission in Darfur said a third batch of Sudanese refugees has arrived in Tina locality in North Darfur State from Chad.

In press statements on Sunday, the deputy commissioner of refugees in Darfur Mugeeb Ulrahman Mohamed Yacoub said 62 families including 187 refugees have arrived in Tina.

He pointed out that two families lagged behind due to health reasons, saying the returnees have been transferred to their original villages in Kutum, Kernoi, Kabkabiya and El-Fasher localities.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 2018 (IPS) - Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

03 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 2, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Foreign Ministry in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said a quadripartite agreement to control and monitor borders among Libya, Sudan, Chad and Niger has been signed in Ndjamena.

In a statement issued on Friday, Libya’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Al-Sayala said his country is resolved to provide its expertise to promote cooperation to protect the joint borders in order to achieve peace, security, good-neighbourliness and economic and social development.

31 May 2018 description

Khartoum, May.30 (SUNA) - Interior Minister, Engineer, Ibrahim Mahmud Hammed, met, Wednesday, at his office, the Commissioner for the Refugees, Engineer, Hamad Al-Jezouli and reviewed with him the situation of the registration of the refugees in Khartoum and the states .

30 Apr 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

After visiting Fatima Kerel return village in Zalingei locality in Central Darfur, Commissioner Tajeldin Ibrahim reiterated the Sudanese government’s commitment to the three options for the about 2.7 million Darfuris currently living in camps in the region, and Darfuri refugees who are still living in eastern Chad camps.

22 Apr 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Unidentified gunmen killed four returnees and wounded six others in an attack by unknown gunmen on the village of Jamra in South Darfur’s Katila on Thursday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Abakar El Tom, South Darfur MP for Katila locality reported that unknown gunmen ambushed a group of residents of Jamra village, who had earlier returned within the Voluntary Return Programme.

19 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudanese refugees in Chad are suffering from a shortage of supplies of basic commodities such as sugar and cooking oil. Supply lorries have been prevented from reaching the camps.

A sheik of the refugee camps in Chad told Radio Dabanga that Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia prevent commercial supply lorries moving from Sudan to Chad from carrying certain goods.

“These measures have led to the disappearance of sugar and oil from the markets which have negatively affected the lives of most of the refugees in the camps,” the sheikh said.

07 Mar 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 6th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The delegation from the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation is continuing its tour of African countries, to explore the needs of their citizens in terms of sustainability, charity and education, as well as to establish related projects, as part of the foundation’s Year of Zayed celebrations.

01 Mar 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Yesterday more than 4,000 Chadian refugees from Mukjar and Um Shalaya camps in Central Darfur bean return operations after conditions have become favourable for return to Chad.

Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir last year instructed the acceleration of work on the voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees in Chad and the return of Chadian refugees in Sudan.

26 Feb 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N Agar) led by Malik Agar said it has discussed with the Chadian President Idris Deby efforts to achieve peace in Sudan.

In a statement seen by Sudan Tribune Friday, SPLM-N Agar spokesperson said a delegation including the Movement chairman Malik Agar, deputy chairman Yasser Arman and member of the leadership council Jar al-Nabi Abas visited N’Djamena from 13 to 22 February.

He pointed out that the delegation met with President Deby and a number of the Chadian officials.

10 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

GAROUA, CAMEROON — Cameroon says its northern border with Nigeria and Chad and most of the Lake Chad basin face a food crisis because of desertification and the Boko Haram conflict that stopped farmers from doing their work.

25 Jan 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir has instructed the acceleration of work on the voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees in Chad and the return of Chadian refugees in Sudan.

On Tuesday, Interior Minister Babikir Digna reported after a meeting with Al Bashir in his office at the Republican Palace that the meeting discussed the situation of the country's refugees abroad, the process of electronic registration,and providing a national number to each of them.

23 Jan 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Ministry of Interior on Sunday said the governance and administration sector at the Council of Ministers have approved the tripartite agreement on the voluntary return of Sudanese refugees from Chad.

On 31 May 2017, Sudan, Chad and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) signed two separate tripartite agreements on the voluntary return of Sudanese refugees from Chad and Chadian refugees from Sudan.

The agreements provide that any repatriation should be voluntary and on the basis of well-informed consent.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

20 Dec 2017 description
report Voice of America

December 20, 2017 1:37 PM
Moki Edwin Kindzeka

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON — Scientists warn a campaign to eradicate polio in central Africa is falling short because of upheaval in the Lake Chad Basin area, where the Boko Haram militant group remains active. On the positive side, on country – Gabon - has been declared polio-free.