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N’Djamena (NDJ), Chad is an interesting city, which has changed quite drastically over the last year. Many more streets are paved, and we could see many more lights when we arrived last night. New statues and plazas adorn the capital.

Today, fighting jetlag, we headed out early to visit the offices of UNHCR and the new Snr. External Relations Officer, Delphine. It is great to hear that NDJ has been relatively calm, given some of the turmoil its residents have seen in recent years.

We also met up with our old friend, Victorien. Victorien used to be based in Abeche. He is helping us with our permits, which is never an easy process.

At our hotel, we have a beautiful view of the river Chari and of Cameroon on the other side. There is also always four legged friends on the grounds, including lizards and huge turtles.


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