Official child labour 3 Relevant Points for Topic

Official name: Republic of Chad Flag:
Demographics:
Populations: 14,939,684 (28% Sara, 12%
Arab, 11% Daza, 10% Mayo-Kebbi, 39%
Others)
Official Languages: French, Standard
Arabic
Religion: Muslim 52.1%, Protestant 23.9%,
Catholic 20%, animist 0.3%, other Christian
0.2%, none 2.8%, unspecified 0.7%
Government
President: Idriss Déby
Prime Minister: Albert Pahimi Padacké
Type of Government: Presidential system
Legislative powers: Government of Chad
Executive powers: Government and
Parliament of Chad
Economics:
Main contributor: Oil (60% of export
revenue) and agriculture
Less developed countries
Major Exports: Crude Petroleum ($1.9B),
Raw Cotton ($32.3M), Insect Resins
($29.3M), Refined Petroleum ($28.6M) and
Other Oily Seeds ($21.6M)
Major Imports: Packaged Medicaments
($38.4M), Refined Petroleum ($31.9M),
Tractors ($23.3M), Soap ($21.4M) and
Telephones ($20.6M).
Major Export Partners: United States
(80%), China (7%), France (6%)
Infrastructure:
Communication: Lowest density of
telephones, televisions, and Internet users (1
television set per 1,000 people; only 1
television station that is run by the state)
Transport: Most of Chad’s roads are
unpaved that can become impassable when
raining season and make some regions
inaccessible.
Sanitation: Very little access to potable water
(17,000 cases of cholera, 459 deaths in 2011
alone)
Culture
Sports: Swimming (Famous swimmers like
Nag D’garom, Dja’Gomba Yader and Bodj
Dagank), boxing (Famous professional
boxers include Yabed Yabed, Cesar
M’Dalangue, Jules Djerabe and Ezechiel
Japhet)
Unique Trait: A wide range race and
religion,
Attitude to the Arts: General appreciation
of art, preserved largely for tourism value
Geography
Location: Equatorial
Important Neighbours: Niger, Libya,
Sudan, Central African Republic
Unique Geography: Landlocked, in the
middle of the Sahara Dessert
3 Relevant Points for Topic 1
1) Human trafficking is very serious and
prevalent in Chad (e.g. child slavery)
2) Child labour inspection has limited
success due to lack of funding and
support
3) Existing laws in Chad do not specifically
prohibit child labour
3 Relevant Points for Topic 2
1) Mainly relies on food aid with prevalent
malnutrition and food insecurities
2) Thieves and bandits loot given aids,
especially in Eastern Chad and Darfur
3) Aid given is not always sustainable. The
aid allows Chadians to survive until they
can start making a profit from their crops
again, but does not really help with
economic growth or development.