Chadians on short fuse

This item appears on page 18 of the February 2011 issue.
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The Department of State recommends avoiding all travel to eastern Chad and all border regions. Outbreaks of robbery, carjacking and murder follow periods of calm, without warning. Violence is often associated with car accidents and other events causing injury to Chadian nationals.

The risks for carjacking and kidnapping for ransom increase during the dry season, which in 2010 began in November and could last until July 2011.

If armed groups approach the capital, N’Djamena, the US Embassy may evacuate nonemergency personnel on short notice. Commercial flights are subject to change when rebel activity intensifies.

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The Department of State recommends avoiding all travel to eastern Chad and all border regions. Outbreaks of robbery, carjacking and murder follow periods of calm, without warning. Violence is often associated with car accidents and other events causing injury to Chadian nationals.

The risks for carjacking and kidnapping for ransom increase during the dry season, which in 2010 began in November and could last until July 2011.

If armed groups approach the capital, N’Djamena, the US Embassy may evacuate nonemergency personnel on short notice. Commercial flights are subject to change when rebel activity intensifies.