Camp Out


GOZ BEIDA, CHAD: The Djabal refugee camp is a surprisingly green place. Its residents--15,000 Darfuris from an assortment of tribes and villages in western Sudan - (read more)

UNHCR very disturbed by block on Darfur refugee relocation

EASTERN CHAD: We are very disturbed that in eastern Chad on Tuesday our efforts to move traumatised, newly arrived refugees from West Darfur away from the volatile border to camps was blocked by the presence of unknown armed elements. (read more)

Chad demands removal of Sudanese refugees, or it will move them

N'DJAMENA, CHAD: Chad's prime minister demanded the international community remove hundreds of thousands of Darfur refugees from the country, ...
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Refugees Fleeing Rebellion in Chad Arrive in Northern Nigeria

LAGOS, NIGERIA: Thousands of people have taken refuge in northern Nigerian, say the UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, after fleeing a bloody rebel assault on the Chadian capital of N'Djamena. Hundreds of people died when rebels attacked...(read more)

Attacks Force UNHCR to Leave Eastern Chad

ABECHE, CHAD: A series of armed attacks on the UN refugee agency and other aid organizations forced UNHCR on Thursday to evacuate most of its staff from its office in Guereda. In the last 72 hours, five vehicles belonging to...(read more)

UNHCR Continues Operations in Eastern Chad with Reduced Staff: The fighting in Chad has caused at least 20 thousand Chadians to flee to neighboring Cameroon and as many as three thousand to Nigeria. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the Red Cross are providing assistance to the new arrivals in Cameroon. (read more)

UNHCR Appeals for $90 Million for IDPs

GENEVA: The U.N. refugee agency is launching a $90 million appeal to assist millions of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Uganda. (read more)

Stranded in the Desert, Darfur’s Refugees Live With an Endless War

CHAD: The sun rose and fell, spinning their shadows like a needle on a broken compass. They walked on swollen feet, breathed though dry throats, watched the horizon. Someone shouted. Men on horses trotted into...(read more)