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02/03/2008Aid agency says fighting in Chad could spiral into humanitarian crisis

Aid agency says fighting in Chad could spiral into humanitarian crisis

Amid reports that people are trying to flee the country, World Vision staff in Chad fear the situation could turn from a political crisis to a humanitarian disaster if fighting does not stop soon.

When disaster strikes

“We did not expect things to happen this quickly. I fear that the entire capital could be destroyed. There is already much human and economic damage. Many civilians have been killed,” said Levourne Passiri, World Vision’s national director in Chad, from N’Djamena.

Rebel attacks, which are now centered on the presidential palace, have forced international aid agency World Vision to move staff and their families to safe houses and to close its office in the capital. Read more ...

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A mother and child in Chad.
Chad is vulnerable to chronic food shortages that affect children the most. Photo taken in February 2006 by Djimte Guerimbaye Salomon/World Vision

A Scene from rural Chad.
In Chad, 37 percent of children under 5 are malnourished. Photo taken in August 2005 by Djimte Guerimbaye Salomon/World Vision

A Scene from rural Chad.
This is a scene from rural Chad, where 80 percent of the population lives below poverty, with an annual per capita income of $400. Photo taken in August 2007 by Djimte G Salomon/World Vision

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