Church-based Projects in Chad Continue Amidst Security Threats

| June 8, 2009

Defying the ongoing security threats, Church-based aid agency continues its good work in eastern Chad amidst ‘banditry,’ and fears the arrival of rain may further “hampered” the task.

“While calm has returned to the eastern part of Chad after heavy fighting between Chadian soldiers and rebel militias in early May, our emergency operations are still hampered by ongoing banditry,” stated the public statement made by Action by Churches Together (ACT) from its headquarters in Geneva on 4 June.
In contrast to the fighting between the government soldiers and rebel groups, Dr Bouka-Coula, the regional program officer for LWF, stresses that one of “the more significant and ongoing concerns for our daily work is the unknown armed groups and bandits that ambush vehicles and threaten our efforts.”

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