Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Diplomacy in a crisis region: Germany is supporting the stabilisation forum for Lake Chad

For eight years, the Islamist Boko Haram group has been terrorising the population: over 30,000 people have been killed and two million men, women and children displaced

Terror, hunger and millions of displaced persons – the Lake Chad region is one of the most dangerous trouble spots in Africa. Germany is actively supporting a diplomatic approach to resolving the causes of the crisis. Maiduguri, a city in north eastern Nigeria, was once regarded as a dangerous stronghold…

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    • During the high-level meeting, the President of Chad, His Excellency IDRISS DEBY ITNO, Guest of Honor Prof. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive Board of E-Merck KG and Chairman of Merck Foundation Board of Trustees and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation, Merck Foundation confirmed their commitment to long-term partnership with the government of Chad to build healthcare Capacity and improve access to innovative and equitable healthcare solutions across the country
    • (L-R) Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp Chairman of the Executive Board of E.Merck KG and the Chairman of Merck Foundation Board of Trustees, H.E. Madam HINDA DEBY ITNO, the First Lady of Chad, Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation
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    • (L-R) Hon. Mr. Aziz Mahamat Saleh, Minister of Health of Chad, Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp Chairman of the Executive Board of E.Merck KG and the Chairman of Merck Foundation Board of Trustees, Merck Foundation Alumni, H.E. Madam HINDA DEBY ITNO, the First Lady of Chad, Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation
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Merck Foundation Launches their programs in Partnership with the First Lady of Chad

Merck Foundation underscores their long-term commitment to the social and economic development of Chad

Merck Foundation in partnership with the First Lady of Chad commits to building healthcare capacity in the country with special focus on Cancer, Diabetes, and Infertility. Merck Foundation underscores their long-term commitment to the social and economic development of Chad. Merck Foundation discusses their commitment to build healthcare capacity with…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Chad: UN experts call for stronger support to stop mercenaries, foreign fighters and end humanitarian crisis

Scores of human rights abuses including killings, torture and abductions have been inflicted on the local population, including women and children

The UN Working Group on mercenaries has called for more financial and other resources to stop armed conflict in Chad and surrounding countries and to put an end to human rights abuses committed by multiple actors, some of whom are foreign fighters and alleged mercenaries. The abuses identified include killings…

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Central Africa Region Ready for Africities Summit 2018

The official launch of the 8th edition of the Africities Summit will take place in Rabat, Morocco on May 15, 2018

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.UCLGa.org) Regional Strategic Meeting for Central Africa, was held at Le Méridien Re-Ndama Hotel in Libreville, Gabon, April 16-17, 2018. The meeting was organized in partnership with the Libreville Municipality. Six of the eight countries in the Central African region…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) joint Press Release on return of the first group of Sudanese returnees from Chad

This return follows the signing of a tripartite agreement in May 2017 by the governments of Sudan and Chad and United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for the voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees from Chad

On 14 April 2018, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) welcomed the first convoy of 53 Sudanese refugees who have returned to Sudan after more than 14 years in exile, in eastern Chad.  Accompanied by Deputy Representative of UNHCR in Chad and Commissioner for Refugees…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes First Extended Credit Facility Review for Chad and Approves US$ 51 Million Disbursement

Completion of this review enables the immediate disbursement of SDR 35.05 million (about US$51 million)

Performance under the ECF-supported program has been satisfactory, reflecting strong commitment by the authorities. Most structural benchmarks have been implemented, but the authorities should accelerate the pace of implementation. Chad’s program is supported by the implementation of policies and reforms by the regional institutions which are critical to its success.…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Press Statement by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson: Presidential Proclamation Lifts Travel Restrictions for Chad

Press Statement by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson: Presidential Proclamation Lifts Travel Restrictions for Chad: President Donald J. Trump announced today April 10, 2018) the lifting of travel restrictions for Chadian nationals following a period of review in which the Government of Chad improved their identity-management and information sharing practices. On…

Source: Government of Canada |

Canada announces funding for humanitarian assistance in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria

Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of the more than 20 million people who are affected by drought, food shortages and ongoing conflict in the Lake Chad Basin

On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced over $27 million in funding to humanitarian partners to support people in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. Canada is providing assistance to address the critical…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Mukjar Camp to Close as Chadian Refugees Return Home

Over 8,300 Chadian refugees were living in Sudan prior to the start of the voluntary return at the end of 2017

After more than 10 years of hosting Chadian refugees in Central Darfur, Mukjar refugee camp in Central Darfur is set to close, as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissioner of Refugees (COR) assisted the last refugees to return to their home country. On Friday 6 April 2018, over…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali: The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against the camp of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Aguelhok, which occurred on 5 April 2018…