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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).

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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.

08 May 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Darfur refugees in eastern Chad are strongly opposed to a Darfur-Darfur dialogue, scheduled to start on 25 May, while the region is witnessing rampant insecurity.

The head of the Oure Cassoni refugee camp, Adam Suleiman, told Radio Dabanga that the Darfuri refugees in the eastern Chad camps refuse the Darfur-Darfur Dialogue at a time when the Sudanese government and its militias have intensified their attacks on civilians in Darfur.

“No Darfuri refugee in Chad has received an invitation. It seems the Dialogue will be an exclusive National Congress Party affair.”

22 Apr 2014 description

TRIPOLI, April 22 (Reuters) - Libya plans to expel 271 migrants from sub-Saharan countries in a fresh crackdown on illegal immigration to and through the North African country, state news agency LANA said on Tuesday.

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17 Apr 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

ABECHE (15 Apr.) - From the refugee camps of eastern Chad, 334 Sudanese students are currently sitting for their Sudanese Certificate examinations.

Speaking from the Sudanese-Chadian Friendship School in the Chadian city of Abeche, the Chief Proctor delegated by the Sudanese government, El Zein Hamadoun, reported to Radio Dabanga that the exams are going well and have entered their fourth day without any problems.

14 Apr 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

AZUM (13 Apr.) - Several Chadian refugees from camp in Um Shalaya in Azum locality, Central Darfur, have been robbed of possessions, money and mobile phones, allegedly by pro-government militiamen

A Sheikhs of the camp told Radio Dabanga that militiamen attacked on Wednesday evening. “They fired into the air. They also broke into the shop refugee Osman Adam and looted all the goods.”

10 Apr 2014 description

“There was great relief among the people after the withdrawal of Chadian troops, who in the past months were responsible for acts of violence and violations against civilians. The latest episode that in the PK12 area left dozens dead and injured had sparked wide anger and fear”, said to MISNA Father Cyriaque Gbate, general secretary of the Central African Bishops Conference. “Authorities had called on Bangui residents to remain calm and not obstruct the transit of Chad’s troops that have begun leaving the capital, fortunately so far without any incidents”, continued Fr. Gbate.

04 Apr 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Sudanese refugees living in camp Farchana in eastern Chad have complained of a scarcity and lack of drinking water.

Mohamed Daffala, the head of the camp told Radio Dabanga that the refugees have been suffering from an acute scarcity of drinking water for a period of two weeks. “We have to fetch water from traditional wells located at a distance far from the camp, where the water is unsafe for drinking.”

30 Mar 2014 description

BANGUI, March 30 (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded when Chadian troops opened fire on civilians in Central African Republic's capital Bangui, officials said on Sunday.

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29 Mar 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Matthew Newsome

TUNIS, Mar 28 2014 (IPS) - Still not enough is being done to improve the food emergency in Africa’s Sahel Region as conflict and instability continue to exacerbate any response towards aiding a region where one in eight people suffer from food insecurity.