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UNHCR And Chad Govt Visit Kouchaguine Moura Refugee Camp To Assess Refugees’ Needs

A delegation of officials of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)  and Chadian government officials, on August 12, visited the Mouchaguine Moura refugee camp in Ouaddai to appreciate the living conditions of refugees in the camp.

The mission was made up of representatives of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNCHA).

Also present were representatives of the Commission Nationale d’Accueil, de Réinsertion des Réfugiés et des Rapatriés (CNARR) – National Commission for the Reception, Reinsertion of Refugees and the Repatriated – state institutions and national non-governmental organisations which are partners of the UNHCR.

“This mission  made up of a multifonctional team is carried out within the contact of the Global Pact for Refugees who promote a concerted management of refugees by all the humanitarian and development  actors to ensure a rational and concerted management of resources in conformity with humanitarian principles”, declared Comlan Georges Dagbelou, Representative of the Chief of the Sub Delegation of the UNHCR in Farchana.

The team inspected the totality of ongoing activities involving the putting in place within the camp and its environs structures that would ameliorate the living conditions of the refugees and the host populations.

These include principally housing, health, education, environment, means of existence, protection of children, sexual violence and the water, hygiene and sanitation sectors.

The team held direct talks with the leaders of the refugees on all the preoccupations of the camp dwellers.

The mission ended with a coordination meeting in Abeche during which special emphasis was put on the different realisations underway in the camp as well as the preoccupations and needs which are not yet covered.

Propositions were made and the different partners agreed to intervene with a view to ameliorating the living conditions in the camp.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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