Chad dangers

This item appears on page 19 of the October 2011 issue.
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The US Department of State warns of the risks of traveling to Chad and recommends avoiding eastern Chad and all border regions. The risk of clashes between Chadian government and armed opposition forces continues.

In rural Chad, outbreaks of robbery and carjacking at gunpoint plus kidnapping and murder follow periods of calm, without warning. Violence is often associated with car accidents and other events causing injury to Chadian nationals. The level of violence in each incident has increased significantly in recent months.

Robbery victims have been beaten and killed, surgeons conducting unsuccessful medical interventions have been threatened with bodily harm, and law enforcement/military units have been implicated in violent crime. Armed groups continue to be a threat to the region, and violent criminal gangs are difficult to impede.

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The US Department of State warns of the risks of traveling to Chad and recommends avoiding eastern Chad and all border regions. The risk of clashes between Chadian government and armed opposition forces continues.

In rural Chad, outbreaks of robbery and carjacking at gunpoint plus kidnapping and murder follow periods of calm, without warning. Violence is often associated with car accidents and other events causing injury to Chadian nationals. The level of violence in each incident has increased significantly in recent months.

Robbery victims have been beaten and killed, surgeons conducting unsuccessful medical interventions have been threatened with bodily harm, and law enforcement/military units have been implicated in violent crime. Armed groups continue to be a threat to the region, and violent criminal gangs are difficult to impede.