News & Analysis: Chad

Ethiopian Airlines transports COVID-19 vaccine shipment to N’Djamena

“Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services was instrumental in facilitating the flow of medical supplies including PPE across the globe in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by deploying its state-of-the-art cargo terminal, which is the largest in Africa with annual capacity of around one million tonnes and compartmentalised temperature controlled cold storage facilities.”

via Logistics Update Africa

Chad: 1st country in COVID-19 era to ask for restructuring of its debt

“Slightly indebted, (42% of GDP according to the latest IMF data, including 25.6 points of state-guaranteed debt), Chad is nevertheless approaching a liquidity crisis due to a high debt burden and low oil revenues.”

via The Africa Report

Chad becomes first country to ask for debt overhaul under G20 common framework

“Like several other African countries, Chad is struggling with a high debt burden against a backdrop of the coronavirus crisis and low prices for oil, its major export.”

via Reuters

Chad extends coronavirus curfew in capital

“Chad authorities extended a curfew in the country’s capital N’Djamena and other provinces to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Authorities said in a decree late on Tuesday that curfews would resume Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. local time.”

via Anadolu Agency

World Bank sees more countries in ‘deep debt distress’ this year

“Chad and several other countries are already in deep debt distress and more will join their ranks this year, given the severity of the global recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, World Bank Group President David Malpass said.”

via Reuters

The COVID-19 Sex-Disaggregated Data Tracker

“The gender distribution of cases and deaths varies significantly across the AFRO region, and in comparison to global figures. In South Africa, which is home to two-thirds of all confirmed deaths in the region, the number of deaths in men and women is roughly the same. Across the other countries reporting, men account for a much greater proportion (70%) of all deaths.”

via Global Health 50/50

The COVID-19 Sex-Disaggregated Data Tracker

“The gender distribution of cases and deaths varies significantly across the AFRO region, and in comparison to global figures. In South Africa, which is home to two-thirds of all confirmed deaths in the region, the number of deaths in men and women is roughly the same. Across the other countries reporting, men account for a much greater proportion (70%) of all deaths.”

via Global Health 50/50

Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 with First Hand Sanitizers Made in Chad

“Since spring 2020, it has become virtually impossible to find frontline protective products against the virus: gloves, face masks and bottles of hand sanitizer. This situation prompted Chad to launch its first ever production of these precious flasks.”

via World Bank

Life returning to normal in Africa, but virus fears linger

“While many nations ease their COVID-19 measures and citizens dare to breathe a little easier, experts are warning against letting the continent’s success lapse into complacency. The continent’s hardest-hit nation, South Africa has reeled under one of the world’s strictest lockdowns.”

via The East African

IDA: Securing a more resilient future in fragile and conflict-affected settings

“Under the 18th replenishment of IDA, which ended in June, the World Bank has more than doubled its support in fragile and conflict-affected situations over three years, from $10.2 billion to $23 billion. Thanks to this, over 38 million people have accessed essential health services, more than 15 million children have been immunized, and over 17 million people have benefitted from social safety net programs.”

via World Bank