chad

Haoua Ousmane*, 40, has 8 children and fled from the island of Kaiga in Lake Chad when Boko Haram invaded their village. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam *name changed

Blog: Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region

Deprived of their livelihoods due to regional conflict, 335,000 people are on the edge of starvation in Chad. This powerful film documents the story of Adoum and Hadjara, who lost their 6 year-old child due to malnutrition.

Groups of Nomads attend Oxfam's hygiene training sessions. Credit: Irina Fuhrmann/ Intermón Oxfam

Blog: Fighting a nomadic cholera in Chad

Cholera and human overcrowding are two concepts which seem to be intimately linked: urban enclaves, refugee camps and temporary emergency settlements are fertile ground for the spread of the epidemic. However in Chad, cholera is also transmitted in far more isolated circumstances, incubating in the bodies of the nomads who travel from one region to another. In this context, the unhygienic conditions, the poor quality of water and the lack of understanding about transmission of the disease make controlling the epidemic an enormously difficult task.

La epidemia de cólera que desde finales de agosto está azotando Chad, país donde ya se ha cobrado más de 160 víctimas.

Blog: El cólera nómada

Cólera y hacinamiento humano son dos conceptos que parecen estar íntimamente vinculados: enclaves urbanos, campos de refugiados o  asentamientos temporales de emergencia son el terreno propicio para la propagación de la epidemia. Pero en Chad, además, el cólera se mueve de forma aislada, incubándose en el cuerpo de los  nómadas que se desplazan de una región a otra.

Varios niños juegan con un tanque abandonado de la guerra civil de Sudán. Autor: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: ¿Se puede salvar la paz en Sudán?

Maya Mailer, coautora del nuevo informe de Oxfam “Rescatar la paz en el sur de Sudán” visitó recientemente la región de Ecuatoria del Oeste para ver desde primera fila cómo los ingentes ataques del Ejército de Resistencia del Señor asesinan y destruyen formas de vida...

Children playing on an abandoned tank in Mundri town, southern Sudan. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: Can we rescue the peace in southern Sudan?

Maya Mailer, co-author of new Oxfam report “Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan,” recently visited the Western Equatoria region to see first hand how rising attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army are destroying lives and livelihoods…

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