Darfuri Refugees in Eastern Chad - Among World's Most Forgotten People, and Increasingly Abandoned
[SSNA][Note: This is the first of a series of briefs looking at the many aspects of ongoing catastrophe in Darfur and the western region of Sudan as a whole; over the coming weeks and months I will post sustained analyses of:
Child Marriage - 20 Most Affected Countries
[Girls Not Brides]Child marriage is a truly global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Child brides can be found in every region in the world, from the Middle East to Latin America, South Asia to Europe.
Hollande in Chad Ahead of Sahel Anti-Jihadi Base Launch
[RFI]French President FranĂ§ois Hollande was in Chad on Saturday in a visit to prepare the launching of a new headquarters for French forces in the Sahel region. The Barkhane operation will consist of 3,000 troops and be operational on 1 August.
Darfur School Students in Eastern Chad Sit for Exams
[Radio Dabanga]Eastern Chad -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.
Child Rights Being Violated in Conflict Situations With Total Impunity, Says UN Official
[UN News]The rights of children are being violated in conflict situations with total impunity, a United Nations official said today, as she presented a report on grave abuses committed against children in places such as Iraq, Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
Marzouki and Deby Concerned About Situation in Libya, Hostilities in Mali
[Tunis Afrique Presse]N'djamena, -President Moncef Marzouki and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno expressed deep concern over the increasing deterioration of the situation in Libya and the hostilities in Mali.
Landmines Are Not for Warriors
[ICRC]War with Libya in 1973 and 30 years of internal conflict have left Chad contaminated by anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines, an often invisible but deadly enemy. Many survivors struggle to receive the assistance they need. Anatole, himself a mine survivor, now makes artificial limbs after receiving training from the ICRC.
Marzouki Leaves Ndjamena for Libreville
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Ndjamena -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki left Ndjamena, the capital of Chad, on Tuesday afternoon for Gabon, his fourth and last stop in a Sub-Saharan Africa tour.
Set of Agreements in Various Activity Sectors Between Tunisia and Chad Signed
[Tunis Afrique Presse]N'djamena -A set of co-operation and partnership agreements in various activity sectors were signed, Monday in N'Djamena, between Tunisia and Chad, in the presence of Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki and Chadian opposite number Idriss DĂ©by Itno.
Darfuris in Eastern Chad Celebrate World Refugee Day
[Radio Dabanga]Eastern Chad -The Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad camps have celebrated the World Refugee Day on Friday with festivities. The refugees took the opportunity to demand more adequate aid.