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03 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

AZUM / WAD MADANI (3 Nov.) - Ten Chadian refugees, including six children, have died in two weeks, because of an unknown fever spreading in a camp in Azum locality, Central Darfur. A medical source in El Gezira state released that 79 people died of malaria this year.

23 Oct 2014 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka October 21, 2014 8:52 AM

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON— The United Nations said it is assisting six Central African countries in organizing synchronized vaccinations after Cameroon reported a fifth case of the wild polio virus in its territory.

Four wild polio virus cases have been reported in Cameroon's neighbor to the south, Equatorial Guinea, this year.

17 Oct 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD (17 Oct.) -Schools in Sudanese refugee camps in eastern Chard have witnessed a drop-out of students and a complete lack of textbooks since the implementation of a Chadian curriculum this month.

Adam Fadul, who is a teacher in Kounongou camp, told Radio Dabanga about the replacement of the Sudanese curriculum for the basic and secondary school stages in the camps. He stressed that the new, domestic textbooks have not yet arrived in the camps, although the school year in Chad began on 1 October.

12 Oct 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

KALMA CAMP(12 Oct.) - The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association has called upon Darfuris in the Diaspora to increase their support to the displaced in Darfur and refugees in Chad, in particular in the field of education.

Hussein Abu Sharati, the spokesman for the Association told Radio Dabanga that the basic and secondary school students at the camps for the displaced and the refugee camps are facing a shortage of school books, notebooks, and writing materials. The camps are in need of more classrooms, teachers, desks and chairs, and teaching materials.

18 Sep 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD(17 Sep.) -

The UNHCR, in collaboration with the Chadian Ministry of Education, will replace the Sudanese curriculum by the Chadian one in the refugee camp schools in eastern Chad.

“The UNCHR, together with the Chadian Ministry of Education, will organise trainings for the 321 basic and secondary school teachers in the 11 refugee camps, to work with the Chadian curriculum, that will be used the coming school year, starting on 1 October,” secondary school teacher El Sadeg Yagoub, teacher told Radio Dabanga from Touloum refugee camp.

16 Sep 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Hinda Deby Itno and Julitta Onabanjo

H.E. Mrs Hinda Deby Itno, is the First Lady of the Republic of Chad and President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS and Dr. Julitta Onabanjo is UNFPA’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.As the United Nations prepares to hold a Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) on Sept. 22, they call for renewed commitment to adolescent girls in Africa, saying, “It is critical that we act now.”

12 Sep 2014 description
report The Guardian

Why are WFP and UNHCR struggling to raise funds for humanitarian emergencies that don’t make the headlines?

It’s been called “disaster overload” – major crises in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Philippines have left the United Nations’ humanitarian response system reeling. But as media attention gravitates toward the major crises, there’s been little thought to the long tail of the humanitarian system.

31 Jul 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD / WEST DARFUR (31 Jul.) -

Officials of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), and West Darfur State announced that 48,000 Darfuris have voluntarily returned from the refugee camps in eastern Chad to West Darfur during the past days. The camp heads in eastern Chad strongly deny this.

The heads of the Touloum, Oure Cassoni, Kounongou, and Farchana refugee camps in eastern Chad confirmed to Radio Dabanga that no Darfuri refugees had returned to their homeland.

24 Jul 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD(23 Jul.) - Soaring prices and the reduction of food rations have forced a number of Darfuri refugees in the eastern Chad camps to break the fast with bread made of toxic mekheit seeds, and to dig into ant hills in search for food.

The refugees in eastern Chad are facing extremely difficult humanitarian conditions, Ali Yagoub, the head of the Treguine refugee camp told Radio Dabanga.

23 Jul 2014 description
report AzerNews

By Sara Rajabova

Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) as part of strategic cooperation with Islamic Development Bank has jointly carried out humanitarian actions in Benin and Chad. The new actions took place under the "Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness" campaign, AzerTag state news agency reported.

A total of 11,640 persons with problems in their eyesight have benefitted from free eye examinations out of which 506 persons in Benin and 835 persons in Chad have undergone surgeries and had their sights restored.

16 Jul 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 15, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government is stepping up its efforts to meet pledges made by president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir to end tribal conflicts in the country by the end of the year.

A reconciliation conference between Hamar and Ma’alia tribes will be held on July 23 in Al Foula town in West Kordofan state. The presidency also called for making arrangements to hold a similar conference between Ma’alia and Rizeigat tribes on August 10.

08 Jul 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD(8 Jul.)

On Monday, 4,276 Darfuri basic school students in the eastern Chad refugee camps, started with their final exams.

Mohamed El Makki Abdallah Musharaf, basic school teacher at Gaga refugee camp, recounted to Radio Dabanga that the final exams for eighth grade refugee students in eastern Chad started on Monday.

02 Jul 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD (2 Jul.) - The Darfuri refugees in the 12 eastern Chad camps are suffering from an acute shortage of food.

“The suffering has worsened with the entry of the month of Ramadan”, Jamal Daoud, the head of the Bredjing refugee camp told Radio Dabanga. “The World Food Programme (WFP) brought back the food rations to three items only: sorghum, beans, and, oil. The amounts were reduced too. We now receive 4 kg of sorghum per capita a month, instead of 12 kg.”

26 Jun 2014 description
report The Guardian

The US has announced it is to increase its humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic (CAR) by $51m (£30m) this year, bringing the total funding to $118m (£69m).

Read the full story in the Guardian

15 Jun 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EASTERN CHAD

(15 Jun.) -

The number of pupils who dropped out of basic school in the Djabal refugee camp in eastern Chad in 2013 amounts to 1,420.

“At the start of the school year in 2013, a monthly school fee of 60 Chadian franc ($0.13) was imposed on each basic school student, while the budget of relief organisations working in the field of education was reduced”, Mohamed Juma Ahmed, the education supervisor of Gaga camp, reported to Radio Dabanga.

04 Jun 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

AZUM LOCALITY (3 Jun.) - Militiamen raped a nursing mother of Um Shalaya camp for Chadian refugees in Azum locality, Central Darfur on Tuesday.

“This morning three government-backed militiamen assaulted the woman who was collecting firewood in Wadi Arora, 2.5km east of the camp. They beat the woman who was carrying her baby with her, and tied her with ropes. They threw the baby into the valley, after which they raped her alternately”, Wardi Bahreldin, representative of the Um Shalaya camp reported to Radio Dabanga.

03 Jun 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

WEST DARFUR (3 Jun.) - The Darfur Regional Authority, in cooperation with the West Darfur State government, has begun with the final arrangements for the opening of the “model services complex” in the village of Arara, located on the border between Sudan and Chad.

The “model services complex” is part of the project “model villages for voluntary return”, agreed on in the 2011 Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. The project is implemented by the State of Qatar in the five states of Darfur.

02 Jun 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

GAGA CAMP (1 Jun.) - The UN refugee agency UNHCR and the National Committee for the Reception of Refugees has completed the registration of 384 new Darfuri refugees at the Gaga refugee camp in eastern Chad.

31 May 2014 description
report Mail and Guardian

An extraordinary Ecowas security summit has announced plans for a partnership with Central African states to fight "terrorism" in the region.

The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) announced plans on Saturday to increase co-operation with Central African states in the battle against “terrorism”, amid fears of Boko Haram’s insurgency spreading across the region.

Nigeria has said repeatedly that it needs more help from its neighbours – including Chad, Cameroon and Niger – to end the brutal five-year insurgency being waged by the Islamist group.

26 May 2014 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

YAOUNDE — Cameroon and Chad have sent a thousand troops to their borders with Nigeria to fight the Islamist group Boko Haram. The troops were deployed shortly after leaders from the two countries met in Yaounde and declared war against the violent group.