Humanitarian staff evacuated as rebels head for Irish base

Published on 07 May 2009

Irish troops in Chad have evacuated 65 humanitarian staff and are now braced for serious unrest as hundreds of heavily-armed rebels move towards their base in the east of the country. (...) Most of the evacuees – who work for the UNHCR, Oxfam and the World Food Programme – were last night being accommodated in Camp Ciara. Others were staying in compounds and offices in Goz Beida owned by their organisations.

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