Concerned on Monday, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees reported that the number of refugees in Chad who have escaped the fighting between the armies of the two opposing generals in Sudan for more than a month is "increasing very quickly" and currently stands at about 90,000. migrants (UNHCR).
Three days prior, the UN pegged their number at 76,000. According to Raouf Mazou, Assistant High Commissioner for UNHCR Operations, "as of now, we think we are close to 90,000 people," he told reporters in N'Djamena.
The UN has put the death toll from this violence, which started on April 15, at 1,000 people dead and more than a million displaced people and refugees.
Since the commencement of this conflict, Mr. Mazou mentioned "more than 250,000 people who have left Sudan" for neighboring nations.
At the conclusion of a four-day tour to Chad, he stated that "more than 90% are women and children" and that they are mostly gathered in impromptu camps in the country's easternmost region, which is near the border in this desert region.
"The rainy season, which will soon start and will constitute an additional obstacle to bringing them assistance," the Assistant High Commissioner stated, expressed his worry.
We applaud Chad for its display of unity, but Mr. Mazou said that "Chad cannot do it alone." "We implore the international community to share this burden with neighboring countries of Sudan and to provide urgent support," he added.
On May 17, the United Nations and its allies launched an appeal for $3 billion to aid millions of Sudanese citizens as well as tens of thousands of refugees in nearby nations.
Including $470.4 million "to support refugees, returnees, and host communities in the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, and South Sudan".