A Race Against Time in Eastern Chad

Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher: Center for American Progress

Author(s): Omer Ismail; John Prendergast

Research Area: Politics; Population and demographics

Type: Report


For many who follow the crisis in Darfur, Chad is simply the neighboring country where hundreds of thousands have sought refuge from the rampages of armed militia backed by the Sudanese government. But today, Chad is engulfed in its own crisis, one that draws on internal contradictions but is fueled and inflamed by the conflict in Darfur. And it is one that is poised to claim tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children as its victims.