In the village of Djaya in Chad, more than 20 women dig the earth at the village entrance. Everyone calls them the “termitières” because they are experts at finding the anthills that have the most seeds in the area.
Almost 10 million people across the Sahel region of West Africa are threatened with a severe food shortage. Oxfam calls for urgent response to warning signs.
World Refugee Day was established in 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly. The first event was held in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
Civilians in Chad are still facing high levels of banditry and danger as the European force (EUFOR) hands over to a UN force later this week (Mar 15). Although the European troops made some civilians feel safer, the underlying security situation has not significantly improved.
Chad, 10 September 2008 – The protection mission in eastern Chad is unable to deal with spiraling insecurity leaving half a million people vulnerable to attacks and abuse warns international agency, Oxfam in a report published today.