Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Chad

The recently approved Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement by the IMF Executive Board will help lessen the severe stress on the economy

Chad’s economic and financial situation and medium-term prospects have worsened due to a series of long-lasting shocks since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; The recently approved Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement by the IMF Executive Board will help lessen the severe stress on the economy and put it on…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Disease outbreak news: Hepatitis E virus - Chad (17 January 2022)

Cases aged less than 10 years (n=90; 23.4%) and 21-30 years (n=89; 23.1%) accounted for the largest proportion of cases

As of 11 January 2022, 385 suspected cases of Hepatitis E virus (HEV) have been reported, of which, 12 are confirmed and two associated deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 0.5%) have been reported in six villages in Lai district, Tandjile region, Chad. Health authorities began an investigation on 1 October…

Source: European Commission |

EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. Conflict and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs. Moreover, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural hazards, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5…

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chad

During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul rahman Al­ Thani met on Sunday with H E Minister of Foreign Affairs, African ntegration, International Cooperation and Chadians Abroad of the Republic of Chad Mahamat Zene Cherif, who is currently visiting the country. During the meeting,…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN releases US$150 million for underfunded humanitarian crises

The CERF funding will support relief operations in the Syrian Arab Republic ($25 million), the Democratic Republic of the Congo ($23 million), the Republic of the Sudan ($20 million) and Myanmar ($12 million)

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, released US$150 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost underfunded humanitarian operations in 13 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. The announcement on 13 January follows the recent launch of the Global…

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Cataract Treatment Campaigns in Chad under AFAB

Two cataract surgeries campaigns were conducted in the cities of Oum Hadjer and Abéché in Chad

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) (www.IsDB.org) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Chad carried out two cataract treatment campaigns under the second phase (Generation II) of the Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness (AFAB). In this regard, two cataract surgeries campaigns…

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TİKA Continues to Support Capacity Building in Emergency Medicine in Africa

A total of 800 people have been given the Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Response Training, developed by the Training Projects Coordination Unit at TİKA as part of ATKAP

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) held the “Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Response Training (ADG+)” for 45 healthcare providers from 9 African countries in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey as part of the Emergency Medicine Capacity Building Program (ATKAP). In the first phase…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Yellow Fever - West and Central Africa

Since the beginning of 2021 and as of 20 December, there have been 300 probable and 88 laboratory confirmed cases of YF

In 2021, nine countries in the WHO African Region (Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic (CAR), Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, and Republic of Congo,) reported human laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever (YF) in areas that are at high risk for the disease and…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP responds to emergency food needs of the new Cameroonian refugees streaming into Chad

Tens of thousands of Cameroonian refugees have been fleeing inter-communal conflicts in north-eastern Cameroon to find refuge in the Chadian city

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing emergency food assistance to 104,000 newly-arrived Cameroonian refugees in Chad who are in dire need of humanitarian assistance after being forced to flee their homes due to inter-communal conflicts in north-eastern Cameroon. Starting on 05 December, tens of thousands of Cameroonian…

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Council of Ministers of African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO) on 14 December 2021 in Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

Top on the agenda of the Ministerial discussions was the Future of the Oil and Gas industry in Africa in the light of the Global pursuit of Energy Transition

The Council of Ministers of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO) just ended its 41st Ministerial Session with a resolve to continue the exploitation of its Member Countries’ huge oil and gas resources for the economic emancipation of its people while also exploring the use of renewable energies. The Session…