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The Humanitarian Coordinator condemns recent upsurge in violence and reaffirms support to the Government of Chad to provide aid and protection to affected populations in the La province

(N'djamena, 11 June 2019): Stephen Tull, the Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Resident Coordinator in Chad, condemns the latest violence and calls for enhanced humanitarian and development support for the Lac province, in a context of new population displacements. He declared: "I strongly condemn the recent attacks targeting both security posts and civilian populations as well as the surge in human rights violations. I call for the full respect of international human rights and humanitarian law, including the protection of civilian populations. In this respect, the current situation requires extra efforts by the Chadian government, the United Nations and our NGO partners to ensure the safety and well-being of affected populations. The United Nations will maintain our strong presence in the Lac province and support the efforts to meet the assistance and the protection needs of the vulnerable people."

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
11 Jun 2019
Document type: 
Press Release