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The largest issues that plague the environment in Chad are the desertification and the shrinking of Lake Chad.1 Periodic droughts, overgrazing of livestock, and below average rainfall have all contributed to the growth of desert-like environments in the country.2 The UN Food and Agriculture Organization describes the shrinking of Lake Chad as an ecological catastrophe.3 Well over 20 million people in Chad, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon all depend on Lake Chad for agricultural cultivation and drinkable water.4 A program has been implemented that seeks to regulate the basinâ's water and reduce inefficient damming and irrigation methods, but despite these measures, the lake continues to shrink.5

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1http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/april-2012/africa%E2%80%99s-vanishing-lake-chad
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4 http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/02/shrinking.lake.chad/
5http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/april-2012/africa%E2%80%99s-vanishing-lake-chad
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Republic of Chad News

New Republic 
As Lake Chad vanishes, seven million people are on the brink of starvation. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Khartoum — President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir received a congratulatory message from Chadian President, Idris Deby on advent of holy month of Ramadan. President deby expressed hope holy month of Ramadan would lead the ... See more..
Business Insider 
This year's ranking, the fourth annual list put out by SPI, finds Yemen, Guinea, Niger, Angola, Chad, Afghanistan, and Central African Republic all fall in the lowest-performing category, "Very Low Social Progress." Michael Green, CEO of SPI, says ... See more..
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AllAfrica.com 
"When I travelled to the Lake Chad Basin recently, I found a critical humanitarian situa-tion," said Hinrich Thölken, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the International Organizations in Rome. "A huge number ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
But that notwithstanding, one still wonders why groups of people, from South Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Central African Republic to Iraq, can fervently hate another (group) to near extent of wishing them extinction. "I honestly don't ... See more..
The News 
The protein in the delicacy would be Nigerian goat meat or beef from Kaura Namoda, not Niger Republic or Chad or some miserable hamlet in the desert outside Nigeria. Picture also a signpost at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco carrying 'Nigerian ... See more..
The Independent 
Chad also hosts some 300,000 refugees from Darfur on its eastern border with Sudan, according to UN figures, while an additional 67,000 refugees from the Central African Republic are in camps on its southern border. These refugees consume Chad's ... See more..
Quartz 
The highest rates of child mortality are in African countries like Angola, Chad, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and the Central African Republic, where more than 10% of children die before their fifth birthday. That rate is at least 40 times ... See more..
Daily Republic 
"Society as a whole has gotten more casual," says Chad Herring, owner of Straus for Men in Fargo. The pendulum swings back and forth throughout time and trends come and go. "In the '50s, everybody was buttoned up in a suit and tie. Then, in the '60s ... See more..
USA TODAY 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Four young women who alleged former Major League Baseball player Chad Curtis inappropriately touched them have settled their federal lawsuit against a school district in western Michigan for $575,000. The settlement with ... See more..
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Geography

Central Africa, south of Libya
Area

Total 1.284 million sq km
Land 1,259,200 sq km
Water 24,800 sq km

Climate

tropical in south, desert in north
Natural Resources

petroleum, uranium, natron, kaolin, fish (Lake Chad), gold, limestone, sand and gravel, salt ;
Natural Hazards

hot, dry, dusty harmattan winds occur in north; periodic droughts; locust plagues
Current Environmental Issues

inadequate supplies of potable water; improper waste disposal in rural areas contributes to soil and water pollution; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Chadian
Population
11,193,452 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Chad's primarily agricultural economy will continue to be boosted by major foreign direct investment projects in the oil sector that began in 2000. Economic conditions have been positive in recent years, with real GDP growth reaching 13% in 2010 because of high international prices for oil and a strong local harvest. GDP growth for 2012 was 5%. However, Chad's investment climate remains challenging due to limited infrastructure, a lack of trained workers, extensive government bureaucracy, and corruption. At least 80% of Chad's population relies on subsistence farming and livestock raising for its livelihood. The government of Chad is determined to ...See More improve agricultural production through modernization and mechanization over the next three years, and hosted a national Rural Development Forum in 2012 to promote investment in agriculture. Chad's economy has long been handicapped by its landlocked position, high energy costs, and a history of instability. Chad relies on foreign assistance and foreign capital for most public and private sector investment projects. Remittances are also an important source of income. The Libyan conflict disrupted inflows of remittances to Chad's impoverished western region that relies on income from Chadians living in Libya. A consortium led by two US companies has been investing $3.7 billion to develop oil reserves - estimated at 1.5 billion barrels - in southern Chad. Chinese companies are also expanding exploration efforts and have completed a 311-km pipeline and the country's first refinery. The nation's total oil reserves are estimated at 1.5 billion barrels. Oil production came on stream in late 2003. Chad began to export oil in 2004. Cotton, cattle, and gum arabic provide the bulk of Chad's non-oil export earnings. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$21 billion (2012 est.); $19.99 billion (2011 est.); $19.89 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

28% of GDP (2012 est.); 30.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 27.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cotton, sorghum, millet, peanuts, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca); cattle, sheep, goats, camels
Industries

oil, cotton textiles, meatpacking, brewing, natron (sodium carbonate), soap, cigarettes, construction materials