Chad: International intervention needed now more than ever

The crucial effort to bring peace and stability to a troubled and volatile corner of Africa—Sudan's Darfur region, the eastern reaches of Chad and the northern Central African Republic—hangs in the balance this week, and could unravel quickly. Canada, in the midst of a campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council, would do well to assist in averting what could once again spiral into a humanitarian crisis.

UN Photo: Olivia Grey Pritchard
Women leaders receive solar-powered radios provided by the UN peacekeeping mission in Chad.MINURCAT QIP in partnership with HCR and NGOs Internews and IRD.
Alex Neve
Published: Wednesday, 03/10/2010 12:00 am EST

The crucial effort to bring peace and stability to a troubled and volatile corner of Africa—Sudan's Darfur region, the eastern reaches of Chad and the northern Central African Republic—hangs in the balance this week, and could unravel quickly. Canada, in the midst of a campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council, would do well to assist in averting what could once again spiral into a humanitarian crisis.

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