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Security Alert: Funeral Ceremony for the Late President Idriss Deby Itno on Friday, April 23
(April 22, 2021)
April 22, 2021

Location :  Place de la Nation, N’Djamena

Event:  The funeral ceremony for the late Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno will be held on Friday, April 23 at the Place de la Nation. The ceremony is expected to start around 0700 and continue throughout the day.  Traffic will be disrupted before, during, and after the funeral ceremony.

The consular section at the U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena will be closed until further notice for all but emergency cases.  If you have an emergency, contact us at NDjamenaACS@state.gov.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas where there are large gatherings of people.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings and demonstrations
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.


  • U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, located at Chagoua Round Point.
  • Telephone +235 22-51-50-17.
  • After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +235 66-62-21-00 or +235 22-51-50-17.
  • NdjamenaACS@state.gov
  • State Department – Consular Affairs -­­ 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Chad Country Information
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