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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad (August 28, 2019)
August 28, 2019

Location:    Ouaddaï, Sila and Tibesti provinces

Event:       The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that on August 20, 2019 the Government of the Republic of Chad declared a state of emergency in Ouaddaï and Sila provinces due to ongoing intercommunal violence. The Government of the Republic of Chad also declared a state of emergency in Tibesti province. The state of emergency will last until September 10, 2019.

Actions to Take: The U.S. Government discourages all travel to these areas.  Monitor local media for updates. Check regularly for updates from the Embassy and the U.S. Department of State (links below).

For emergency services, U.S. Citizens in Chad should call our 24/7 phone line +235 66 62 21 00 or +235 22 51 50 17.


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.


  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444