Chad, Cameroun and Central African Republic
Over the past months, the situation in the Chad, Central African Republic and Sudan triangle has steadily deteriorated, and now threatens to spill over into neighbouring Cameroun. Fighting is intensifying in eastern Chad, that since 2003 hosts more than 232 000 refugees from Darfur, and where 90 000 people are also internally displaced. Chad is also hosting 48 000 refugees from the Central African Republic accommodated in several camps in the south. WHO is strengthening its presence in Abeche (Chad) and in Bangui and Bassangoa (Central African Republic) and carrying out health assessments in the refugee camps in Cameroun in coordination with partners. The Italian Government is one of the main supporters of this operation.