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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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