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10 May 2012

Health centres stretched as infant malnutrition rises

Faye Callaghan “Each year the number of children we see goes up,” says Mahamat Abacar, health focal point at Mao hospital in northern Chad. “In 2010 there were around 800 serious cases, last year 3,900, and this year already we’ve treated over 2,000 babies.” In the grounds of the hospital, tents are being erected in the sand to make ro...
An oasis of hope in the Chad desert
27 February 2012

An oasis of hope in the Chad desert

Death lingers in the air in northern Chad. A flock of enormous vultures feast on a donkey lying at the side of a track. Its search for food and water was futile in this harsh desert environment.
Chadians in crisis as migrants return home during drought
16 February 2012

Chadians in crisis as migrants return home during drought

Sara Mohammed has five children at home and no way to feed them. Her husband died and her two eldest sons are on their way back to Chad from Libya.
Washing away cholera in Chad
28 October 2011

Washing away cholera in Chad

Cholera, the disease of dirty hands, was put in the spotlight recently on Global Handwashing Day.
Volunteers and specialists work in concert to build a cholera treatment centre
21 October 2011

Volunteers and specialists work in concert to build a cholera treatment centre

The raw materials have arrived, almost 20 tonnes unloaded in the middle of a patch of wasteland.
A few simple rules to stop the spread of disease
10 October 2011

A few simple rules to stop the spread of disease

"Cholera: the disease of dirty hands." This popular expression says much about the need for education in the battle against the spread of cholera.
17 May 2011

A gift from the President of Chad on World Red Cross Red Crescent Day

The Red Cross of Chad received a gift of ten vehicles from the country’s President, Idriss Deby, on world Red Cross Crescent day, May 8. The President lauded the National Society for its vital humanitarian work and emphasized the importance of ensuring both staff and volunteers’ security as they carry out their work.  The gift came at an opportune moment for the National Society which has...
26 October 2010

Persistent rains aggravate floods in West and Central Africa

Malick, who lives in the suburbs of Dakar, the capital of Senegal, does not take his eyes off the sky whenever thick black clouds gather.
Chad Red Cross involves African tribal chiefs in the fight against female genital mutilation
5 April 2006

Chad Red Cross involves African tribal chiefs in the fight against female genital mutilation

Tribal chiefs in Chad are becoming increasingly aware of the tragic consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM) – a cruel, ancestral tradition that is still common in many African countries.
Volunteering without borders, from Sudan to Chad
7 July 2005

Volunteering without borders, from Sudan to Chad

Until early 2004, Adam Mahamat Dahab, 51, was the president of the Darfur branch of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society.
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