Category - chad

  • 25 Sep 2014

    A draft bill going through parliament in Chad will fuel homophobia and be a major backwards step for human rights in the country if passed into law, says Amnesty.

  • 21 Jul 2010

    Desmond Tutu is fronting an appeal by hundreds of human rights activists who are urging Senegal to try exiled Chadian dictator Hissene Habre.

  • 12 Jul 2010

    I’m always complaining about food bills. My family will testify how annoyed I get when they then waste the purchased food. “Do you know that people in England and Wales throw away 3.6 million tonnes of food each year?” I ask my three teenage boys, “and that 60 per cent of it is untouched, with salad, fruit and bread being the most commonly wasted?” I fail to engender outrage. But then we’re better off than most. At the weekend the charity, ‘Contact a Family’, warned that families in UK with disabled children are going without basics such as food after being left in financial "dire straits”.

  • 9 Jul 2010

    Ten leading aid agencies have called for a "surge" in the humanitarian effort to help ten million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of west and central Africa.

  • 12 May 2009

    Amnesty International is calling on all parties to the conflict in eastern Chad not to attack civilians or place them at risk, and that the full complement of United Nations peacekeepers be immediately deployed and provided with adequate resources.

  • 20 Feb 2008

    With conflict rife and peace in peril, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has called on member states of the European Union, especially France, to look re-examine their role in troubled Chad.

  • 7 Feb 2008

    Pope Benedict XVI has made an appeal for an end to the current violence in the African nation of Chad, as apart of a series of conversations to promote reconciliation with justice in a number of war-torn countries and regions.