Humanitarian Health Action

Chad press releases

2006

In Chad, refugees and residents face health and security crisis

8 December 2006 -- The withdrawal from Abéché in eastern Chad of non-essential United Nations staff, including those working for the World Health Organization (WHO), has left refugee and displaced populations and local communities facing a potential health crisis. The UN was forced to withdraw many staff from Abéché following a rebel attack on a warehouse and staff in the past 10 days.

2004

Health update for Darfur, Sudan and Chad

31 AUGUST 2004 -- The main health concerns facing displaced people in Darfur and their host communities include: malnutrition, acute respiratory infections, diarrhoeal diseases, malaria, hepatitis E and conflict-related trauma. The possibility of outbreaks of communicable diseases is particularly elevated. This is due to risk factors including limited amounts of potable water, low standards of environmental hygiene, declining nutritional status, and low vaccination coverage.