Fuel shortages hit Irish security mission in Chad

Published on 18 May 2009

Security and surveillance patrols by Irish troops serving in the volatile region of Eastern Chad have been curtailed because the United Nations has been unable to provide sufficient levels of fuel needed for full operations. (..) The staff – from the UNHCR, Oxfam and the World Food Programme – requested evacuation amid reports of armed rebels moving towards them after crossing the border from Sudan in a convoy of 4X4 vehicles.

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