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30 Nov 2017 description
report Mail and Guardian

Ali Younes 29 Nov 2017 17:04

Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in “slave markets” across Libya every week, a human trafficker has told Al Jazeera, with many of them held for ransom or forced into prostitution and sexual exploitation to pay their captors and smugglers.

Many of them ended up being murdered by their smugglers in the open desert or die from thirst or car accidents in the vast Libyan desert.

24 Oct 2017 description

Geneaina, Oct. 22 (SUNA) -The Sudan and Chad on Sunday launched, the third borders meeting for the return of Sudanese refugees resident in camps in eastern Chad, and the return of Chadian refugees from the Sudan to their homeareas.

The opening sitting of the meetings was addressed by the Minister of Social Affairs the acting Governor of West Darfur, Mohamed Ibrahim Sharaf Eddin, who commended the government and people of Chad for hosting the Sudanese refugees during such a long period of time.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 15, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Dozens of Sudanese families refugees in Chad have recently returned to West Darfur state, announced the commissioner for voluntary return on Sunday

Darfur Commissioner for Voluntary Return, Taj al-din Ibrahim al-Tahir, said dozens of families that were in eastern Chad returned and resettled to Beida area in the state of West Darfur.

Al-Tahir said the Office of Voluntary Return is working in coordination with the state authorities to provide the needed support to the returnees.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

19 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

An international alliance must create a plan for the fragile African states of the Sahel to prevent catastrophe in a region already buckling under the strain

By Tony Blair

Refugees fleeing conflict have already sent shockwaves ‎through the political systems of Europe. But unless we take urgent action now and help the countries of the Sahel, we will face the prospect of millions more refugees in the time to come.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Lindah Mogeni

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 2017 (IPS) - Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International.

28 Aug 2017 description

The summit will include the leaders of Chad and Niger from where migrants cross into Libya en route to Europe.

PARIS, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Getting Europe's migrant crisis under control will be the main focus of a summit of Europe's 'big four' continental powers hosted on Monday by French President Emmanuel Macron, who has invited three African nations to the talks in Paris.

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16 Aug 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationEarl Conteh-Morgan, Professor of International Studies, University of South Florida

12 Jul 2017 description
report Voice of America

Salihu Garba
Haruna Dauda

Three years ago, at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian soldiers stopped all fishing activities in the country's section of Lake Chad. Militants had infiltrated the ranks of the fishermen, the army said, and were using the guise to fund arms purchases and launch surprise attacks on innocent people.

The local fishermen's union said it understood the army's actions but pushed for an easing of the ban, because its members had no other way to earn a living in the largely dry and remote area.

31 Jan 2017 description
report The Guardian

UN assistant secretary general Toby Lanzer says urgent aid to help stabilise communities in the Lake Chad region is also in Europe’s broader interests.

The humanitarian crisis in northern Nigeria has implications that Europe can ill afford to ignore, according to a top UN official. Nigeria was the third largest source of migrants crossing the Mediterranean in 2016.

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28 Dec 2016 description

Fighters arrived in remote desert town of Diffa in groups and were being held by local authorities

(Adds interior minister's statement later)

NIAMEY, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Dozens of Boko Haram fighters have given themselves up to authorities in southern Niger, the interior minister said, days after the Islamist group suffered key losses over the border in Nigeria.

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21 Nov 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

More than 13,000 families have reportedly returned from refugee camps in eastern Chad to North Darfur.

In his speech before the North Darfur parliament in El Fasher on Wednesday, Governor Abdelwahid Yousef stated that at least 13,000 families returned from eastern Chad to El Tina, Karnoi, and Um Baru localities.

He also reported the seasonal voluntary return of about 23,900 displaced families to the rural areas of El Sareif Beni Hussein, Kutum, and El Fasher, to catch up with the farming season.

13 Nov 2016 description

by Reuters
Saturday, 12 November 2016 13:27 GMT

  • Surrenders follow loss of territory in Nigeria

  • Military task force says 240 ex-fighters in detention

  • Detainees may have been recruited by force

By Emma Farge

DAKAR, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters and their families have surrendered in Chad in the past month, security and U.N. sources said, in a sign the military campaign against them is making headway.

24 Oct 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Manipadma Jena

NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 2016 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.

Entire populations are being disempowered and uprooted as the land that they rely on for their survival and for their future no longer provides sustenance.

30 Sep 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Sudanese refugees in camp Treguine and Bredjing in eastern Chad have rejected voluntary return to their home areas in a meeting with a government delegation on Monday.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

by Lucas Destrijcker

Refugees in the southeastern region of Niger say they no longer fear Boko Haram, but their problems are far from over.

Diffa, Niger - As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the northeastern border of Nigeria, more than 280,000 people have been displaced.

18 Sep 2016 description

Nine million people urgently need aid in northeast Nigeria, as political violence and mass migration caused humanitarian crisis

  • Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria since 2009

  • Mass migration towards Europe adds to problems

  • U.N. appeals to donor countries for $559 million

By Helen Reid

07 Sep 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

Darfur marks an end of transitional government's term. But Darfuri refugees still feel unsafe as the conflict continues in parts of the region.

29 Aug 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

August 28 - 2016 N'DJAMENA

The conference on education for the children of Sudanese refugees in Chad, organised by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Chad capital N'Djamena, ended on Thursday.

Representatives of the Chad Ministry of Education, the US Embassy in Chad, and twelve delegates from the refugee camps in eastern Chad participated in the three-day conference.

30 Jun 2016 description
report The Guardian

The male recovery ward in the hospital is all in blue: blue sheets, pillows, curtains. Outside, the temperature hovers around 40 degrees: inside, large fans keep the air moving. All the beds are occupied by adults – except one. Eight-year-old Abba is the exception.

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