UN Warns of Running Out of Food Aid for Sudanese Refugees in Chad

Thu Nov 16 2023
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ADRE: An Official of World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday warned that food assistance for more than half a million refugees who fled from Sudan to neighboring Chad will run out next month.

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Pierre Honnorat, Chad country director for the UN agency told western media that by December, no financial assistance will be available for the displaced people asking for an urgent funding.

According to the International Organization for Migration more than 540,000 refugees have entered into Chad from Sudan since the war started between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Ethnically driven violence and mass killings started again this month in Sudan’s West Darfur region forcing thousands of the people to flee.

RSF, Arab militias carried out systematic attacks

According to the media from April and June this year the RSF and allied Arab militias carried out weeks of systematic attacks against the Masalit, El Geneina’s majority ethnic African tribe.

Honnorat went on to say that those who have come this year to join refugees in Chad have termed conditions in the camps as extremely hard.

He said we need $25 million every month to provide a meal a day to the displaced 800,000 people.

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Sudan war has also contributed to spread hunger in the country. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has said it has dispersed seeds for cereals that could feed 13 million to 19 million people.

According to assessments by the UN, NGOs and other groups more than 20 million people of 49 million in Sudan are facing high levels of acute fuel shortage.

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