Malnutrition Rates Alarmingly High in Chad

Drought and political instability are causing a massive humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region. One of the harder hit places is Chad, where Unicef warns that one in 5 children are suffering from acute malnutrition.  In all, Unicef says that 170,000 children in Chad will have suffered fron acute malnutrian this year.

Hunger Crisis Deepens in Chad (Video)

Ground zero of the Sahel food crisis is Chad, where malnutrian rates are reaching alarming levels.  Things are about to get worse, too. The rainy season begins in June, and routes used to deliver food will become impassible.  Watch this important video from the World Food Program.

Chad: An Election Under The Radar

The president of Chad, Idriss Déby, was just re-elected to a fourth term with nearly 90% of the vote.  Here we have yet another strongman in the region who is playing the system to extend his rule and disqualify any potential opponents, and he's doing so with quasi-impunity.