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June 24, 2013

In eastern Chad, tens of thousands of refugees from Sudan and the Central African Republic, as well as Chadian returnees, are desperately in need of clean water, proper shelter and access to healthcare, said international medical aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The refugees and returnees have been fleeing violent clashes in neighbouring Darfur, Sudan, since early January.

May 31, 2013

As the rainy season begins in south eastern Chad, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is racing against time to assist tens of thousands of refugees and returnees who have fled clashes in neighbouring Darfur.

April 15, 2013

At present, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is treating the wounded in Tissi and referring the most serious cases to Goz Beida or Abéché. At the same time, teams are trying to contend with an outbreak of measles in a nearby area. “In Saraf Bourgou only, our team has confirmed 35 cases of measles, which represents 25 per cent of consultations,” says Alexandre Morhain, MSF’s head of mission in Chad. “The disease has already killed seven children, five of whom were under five years old.” MSF, in collaboration with the Chadian Ministry of Public Health, will soon launch an emergency measles vaccination campaign covering the whole Tissi area and will also treat severe acute malnutrition cases and pediatric emergencies.