Sudanese Refugees Flee Again To Destitute Chad

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Sudan Crisis: Fleeing the village to escape from attackers, crossing a desert border, building a shelter from straw and rags, these are familiar hardships for Halime Adam Moussa, who fled Sudan for Chad. WFP’s emergency food and nutrition assistance has so far reached 20,000 people in Chad with over 482 metric tons of food.

KHARTOUM MAY 18: Fleeing the village to escape from attackers, crossing a desert border, building a shelter from straw and rags, waiting for food aid: these are familiar hardships for Halime Adam Moussa, who fled Sudan crisis for Chad with her family for a second time.

Moussa, 68, is one of 60,000 Sudanese refugees, mostly women and children, who have poured over the border since war broke out on April 15, seeking safety in Chad, one of the world’s hungriest, most neglected countries. For her, it is a repeat journey. In 2003, she had fled her village of Tidelti, in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.

The Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan, seeks $470.4 million to support refugees, returnees and host communities in the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Sudan. The funds are intended to help over 1 million people, including refugees, returnees and third-country nationals.

Over 936,000 people have been newly displaced by the conflict since 15 April and about 200,000 people have crossed into neighbouring countries. This includes at least 450,000 children who have been forced to flee their homes.

WFP’s emergency food and nutrition assistance has so far reached 20,000 people in Chad with over 482 metric tons of food mobilised immediately from N’Djamena to Farchana and Gozamir near the Sudan – Chad border. WFP urgently needs US$162.4 million to support food insecure people in Chad, including the newly arrived, existing refugees, and vulnerable host communities.

More Than 800k Could Be Forced To Flee Sudan

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