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Violence in Sudan’s Western Darfur forces 2,500 into Chad: UN refugee agency

New York: Recent clashes in Sudan’s Western Darfur region has driven more than 2,500 people across the border into neighbouring Chad, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reported.

Chad’s storytellers take COVID prevention messages off the grid

New York/IBNS: Traditional storytellers in Chad, known as troubadours, are taking life-saving messages to remote communities in the Sahelian country, as the Government steps up its efforts with the support of the UN to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNHCR delivers much-needed aid to Sudanese refugees in Chad

New York/IBNS: Nearly 94 tonnes of emergency aid has been airlifted into Chad to support thousands of people who have fled ongoing violence in Sudan’s West Darfur state, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday.

Hunger, displacement and disease: 4.3 million people remain in dire need of aid in Chad

New York, Mar 23 (IBNS): With Chad at a crossroads of life-threatening challenges ranging from violence to drought, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners appealed on Thursday for $476 million to support the most vulnerable of 4.3 million people relying on aid in the African country.

Easing fears and promoting gender equality in Chad’s girls-only classrooms

New York, Mar 1 (IBNS): A teacher holds up a drawing of an adolescent girl who has just been caught unawares by her first menstruation cycle, while at school. She’s addressing neat rows of young women sitting in class, in the town of Bol, in Chad.

UN chief of peace operations honours fallen Chadian ‘blue helmets’ serving in northern Mali

New York, Jan 29 (IBNS): After 10 Chadian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killedin a terrorist attack on 20 January, the UN chief of peace operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, went to N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, to pay tribute to them on Monday in a ceremony organised by the Government.

In Chad, top UN officials say humanitarian response must go ‘hand in hand’ with longer-term recovery

New York, Oct 8 (IBNS): Senior United Nations officials on Sunday called for stronger joint humanitarian and development interventions in Chad as the crisis-riven central African country as it tackles poverty, displacement, malnutrition, and lack of access to basic social services.

Alarmed by plight of Central African refugees in Chad, UN urges funding to scale up humanitarian response

New York, Mar 17 (JEN): Thousands of refugees who have fled violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) to Chad are facing food and shelter shortages the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, warning that this is the largest influx in for years into the small landlocked country.

Top UN aid official calls for urgent support for Chad

New York, Mar 1 (JEN): A senior United Nations aid official has called for urgent funding to support 4.4 million people in Chad, including refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons, as well as the communities hosting them.

Central African Republic: UN agency registers thousands of refugees arriving in Chad

New York, Jan 6 (JEN): In the wake of a recent flare-up of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is registering and assisting thousands of mostly women and children refugees arriving in Chad.

US travel ban: N Korea, Venezuela and Chad among eight countries affected by the order

Washington, Sep 25 (IBNS): The US government has added North Korea, Chad and Venezuela in its existing list of countries with travel prohibitions, to make 'America safe again'.

In Chad and Cameroon, Security Council hears of Boko Haram terror and survivors' needs

New York, Mar 5 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council is on Saturday in Chad, as part of a four-country visit “to shine a spotlight” on the ongoing humanitarian challenges in the Lake Chad Basin region and draw international attention to the plight of about 11 million people.

Chad: Two million people face hunger in Sahelian belt, UN agency warns

New York, June 1 (Just Earth News): About two million people, or half the population, in the Sahelian belt of Chad face hunger and more than a quarter of them are in severe need of external assistance to meet their minimum daily food needs, the United Nations food relief agency said on Tuesday.

Chad: UN provides funds for scores displaced by Boko Haram violence

New York, Jan 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With nearly 200,000 people in Chad in need of urgent aid – 50,000 of them uprooted by Boko Haram terrorists from Nigeria – the United Nations emergency fund on Friday announced a $7 million grant, the second in five months, and called on international donors to provide much more.

Chad: Ban condemns suicide attacks, urges to address scourge of Boko Haram

New York, Dec 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Following the triple suicide attacks carried out on the island of Koulfoua on the Chadian side of Lake Chad on Sunday, which left more than 30 dead and many more injured, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon condemned the brutal attacks stating that these "despicable acts demonstrate yet again the brutality of Boko Haram."