Chad: Aid officials weigh return to area hit by clashes

Published on 08 May 2009

UN officials in Chad are assessing whether it is safe for humanitarian staff to return to an area in the east where clashes this week between rebels and government forces forced out most aid workers. (..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) suspended a food distribution that was underway for the refugees in Koukou, WFP-Chad reports officer Amélie Rwankineza told IRIN from the capital N'djamena. "There are 530 tonnes of food at the camp and some of the refugees had already received their monthly rations," she said.

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