They flee every day, hundreds or thousands of people The Sudan Seek shelter Chat Neighbor 320 of these refugees are Sudanese soldiers. Chad, who claims to have disarmed these soldiers of the regular army, is content for the moment to protect its bordersChadian Defense Minister Daoud Yaya Brahim is also concerned about this flow of migrants:
“Since 2003 we have had more than 400,000 Sudanese refugees. Others are coming, look at the consequences that Chad is suffering. We were challenged by the leader of the transition, concerned above all with security. He advised us on several measures and arrangements were made to leave the country and protect our borders.
More than 100,000 refugees are expected to arrive
According to the Agency for Economic and Social Development (ADES), a Chadian humanitarian NGO that has been working in Sudan for over 10 years, Chad can host more than a hundred thousand refugees. Abdelhakim Tahir is the General Manager of this NGO
“Our groups have counted about twenty thousand people. It continues, for example, on the Khartoum side, in Nyala, in El Fasher … people caught in the pincers of the two groups, manage to escape. And so it continues. And in our humanitarian contingency plan, there are people who are at risk of crossing the border into Chad. We’re really expecting a million people.”
An already dangerous situation
Already, the World Food Program (WFP) has warned that food supplies to refugees in Chad will be halved from May due to a lack of financial support.
In the face of this dangerous situation, General Abdelhakim Tahir, director of the NGO ADES, calls on the international community to mobilize in support of these refugees:
“A humanitarian disaster is brewing. WFP, the World Food Programme, does not have a lot of resources. WFP is the partner that mobilizes resources to meet the food needs of refugees. But they don’t have the resources for already-ex-refugees For the current visit, there are actually no sources. And the Chad aid program is underfunded. The international community really needs to mobilize.” We really fear the worst. Organizations cannot cope with this influx of Sudanese refugees.”
WFP needs US$142 million over the next six months to maintain its refugee program and provide life-saving food aid to crisis-affected communities in Sudan.