Thursday, February 14, 2008

Refugees from N’djamena still fearful of returning

IRIN "KOUSSERI, 14 February 2008 (IRIN) - Fighting ended in Chad’s capital N'djamena almost a week ago but many of the tens of thousands of Chadians who sought refuge across the River Chari in northern Cameroon say they are not planning to return for now.

“We are afraid to go back,” 20-year-old N'djamena resident Patrice Djerane who is camping out near the dusty border town of Kousseri, told IRIN. He went there with his mother while his father remains in N'djamena keeping the family abreast of conditions there. “We’ll go back when peace comes. Until then, we’ll wait.”"