Posted by: africanpressorganization | 16 October 2009

Ambassadors experience realities of eastern Chad




Ambassadors experience realities of eastern Chad


NDJAMENA, Chad, October 16, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ambassadors representing the five permanent

members of the UN Security Council (P5) in Chad arrived in the eastern part of the

country for a two-day visit to Iriba, Farchana, Koukou Angarana, and Abeche. The

visit provides an opportunity for the diplomats to get a first hand experience of the

various humanitarian and logistical challenges in a region characterized by years of

instability due to on-going military conflicts, interethnic clashes and the influx of

refugees from neighboring Darfur.

The delegation also includes representatives of the European Union Presidency

and the European Commission. While in the region, the diplomats will hold

meetings with local authorities as well as refugees, displaced persons and

humanitarian actors.

A similar visit took place last week in Birao, in the Vakaga province of the Central

African Republic as a result of a joint initiative between the UN Integrated Office of

the Central African Republic (BINUCA) and the United Nations Mission in the

Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT).

The visits will provide member states with direct field knowledge in anticipation of

the upcoming periodic review by the Security Council of the situation in Chad and

Central Africa on 21 October 2009 in New York.

MINURCAT’s Area of Operation includes eastern Chad and northeast CAR.



Mission de l’ONU en République Centrafricaine et au Tchad (MINURCAT)


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