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Coronavirus: UNICEF Chad Humanitarian Situation Report

Coronavirus: UNICEF Chad Humanitarian Situation Report

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N'DJAMENA, Chad, September 7, 2020/ -- Highlights During the reporting period, 38,059 malnourished children were admitted and treated in the supported health centres, bringing the year-to-date total to 146,205 in the provinces targeted by HAC, with a cure rate of 91 percent.245 children received psychosocial support, including in child-friendly spaces, bringing the year-to-date total to 3,105 children.18,320 people received access to safe clean drinking water using water-purifying sachets for household water treatment and building of 17 new boreholes, bringing the year-to-date total to 44,947 people.In support of the National Contingency Plan for Preparedness and Response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF focused on limiting humanto-human transmission to protect individuals from ex...
Coronavirus – Chad: Complex security, environmental crises worsen conditions for over 360,000 in western Chad

Coronavirus – Chad: Complex security, environmental crises worsen conditions for over 360,000 in western Chad

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NEW YORK, United States of America -- More than 360,000 internally displaced persons in Chad’s Lake province are facing a “double” crisis, exposed to security and environmental risks, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported, highlighting the need to strengthen resilience of affected communities. According to Paul Dillon, an IOM spokesperson, while the region has been a target of repeated attacks by insurgents since 2015, the situation has worsened dramatically in 2020.  “Recurrent security attacks and incursions by non-State armed groups since the beginning of the year prompted the Chadian Government in March to declare the departments of Fouli and Kaya, two of Lake Chad’s borderlands departments ‘war zones’,” he said.  Since April, ...

Coronavirus: Chad Situation Report (22 July 2020)

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GENEVA, Switzerland, July 23, 2020/ -- HIGHLIGHTS Over 12,000 new IDPs from the islands settled in Fourkoulom in January, May and June 2020Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Lac provinceSituation of the new Sudanese refugees in the Kouchaguine-Moura campResponding to the urgent needs of refugees Download Report: https://bit.ly/3huV0zJEvolution of the humanitarian situation in the Lac provinceResponse to the COVID-19 pandemic in the provinceThe epidemiological situation has been stable since May, with five confirmed cases including one death and no new cases since May 2020. The Daboua containment site at the northwest entrance of the province has hosted a total of 592 people, most of whom are already out of quarantine. Currently, only 12 people remain in confinement at the si...

Coronavirus – Chad: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes Discussions for an Additional US$68 Million Disbursement to Chad to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

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WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, July 15, 2020/ -- IMF staff completes discussions for a second disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to help Chad address the economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic; Chad’s economy has been severely impacted by the twin COVID-19 pandemic and terms of trade shocks; The additional resources under the RCF will help alleviate pressing financing needs, including for health, social protection, and supporting the most impacted sectors and vulnerable groups. Mr. Edward Gemayel, Mission Chief for Chad at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement: “IMF staff completed discussions with the authorities for a disbursement by end-July of an additional US$68 million under a new RCF. This second emergency ...

Coronvirus – Chad: Reaching communities in Chad with COVID-19 safety messages

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BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), June 19, 2020 -- Ali Ngarba says his biggest worry about COVID-19 is that there is no vaccine yet. He shares a compound with three other families in Goudji, a neighbourhood in the Chadian capital N’Djamena, and tries to keep safe: he has set up a handwashing bucket at the doorstep and ventures out only occasionally and when necessary. Communal living, not uncommon in many of N’Djamena’s neighbourhoods, is a source of fear among residents as COVID-19 persists. When the pandemic reached Chad, health authorities rolled out a raft of response measures, including door-to-door visits by community health educators to relay messages on safety. While face-to-face meetings are time-consuming, the sessions are more personal, often carried out by someone fr...

Coronavirus – Chad: Understanding Remittances Behaviour in Chad Amid COVID-19 – International Organization for Migration (IOM) Launches First Study on Remittances

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N'DJAMENA, Chad, June 18, 2020/ -- Toumaï, “hope of life” in Gorane, is the name given to the oldest human ancestor discovered in Northern Chad two decades ago. But where humanity is believed to have begun, it is slowly being threatened by the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak.    Landlocked, Chad faces substantial obstacles, including growing security challenges, compounded by a low-income economy, with a large informal sector. There are limited livelihood options and a looming threat of climate change, land degradation and water scarcity in some areas.    For the population, especially in rural areas, remittances from diaspora Chadians – conservatively estimated by UNDESA in 2019 as 336,802 people – are a lifeline. They help cushion ...
AFRICA: As Boom Turns To Bust, Community Stabilization in Chad Helps Both Host Communities and Migrants

AFRICA: As Boom Turns To Bust, Community Stabilization in Chad Helps Both Host Communities and Migrants

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Governor of Bourkou last week launched the “Human Security and Community Stabilization in Chad” project in FayaBOURKOU, Chad, February 11, 2020/ -- This was once a booming northern border town, supporting thousands of Chadians and Libyans who came to trade, barter or sell their wares. But with the closing of Chad’s border with Libya last March, boom turned to bust. Access to Libyan markets has practically disappeared for Chadians in Bourkou region, resulting in a scarcity of food and other essentials like fuel, and inflated prices leaving many local people struggling to meet their daily needs. And all the while, vulnerable migrants stranded in Libya, including survivors of human trafficking in urgent nee...
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