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Food rations for Darfuri refugees in Chad ‘may be cut next year’

August 2 - 2015 EASTERN CHAD
Gaga camp in eastern Chad (file photo)
Gaga camp in eastern Chad (file photo)

Darfuris living in the 14 refugee camps in eastern Chad will probably not receive food rations in 2016.

Representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told leaders of the refugee camps last week that the distribution of the monthly food rations may end in January, because of a lack of funds.

A Radio Dabanga correspondent in Djabal refugee camp reported that the camp leaders were told to prepare the people early for the expected halt in distribution.

He said that the refugees are already living in a difficult situation, as the rations were reduced last year.

“A large number of children left school this yearbecause of these ration cuts, as they had to search forwork to provide some extra income,” he explained.

“As many children work with their parents on farms, they are not able to return to the camp to go to school.”

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