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No food for new Darfuri refugees in Chad

February 4 - 2014 TOULOUM

Some 135 families from North Darfur who reached the Touloum refugee camp in eastern Chad in September last year do not have access to food.

Ahmed Abakar Shatta, the coordinator of new refugees at the Touloum refugee camp told Radio Dabanga that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Chad National Committee for the Reception of Refugees on Monday distributed sheets, blankets, and mattresses, household utensils, and mosquito nets. The families also received refugee identity cards.

However the families, originally from El Sareif Beni Hussein, did not receive food. The coordinator described their situation as “extremely bad”. “They have to go around in the camp begging for food.”  

He appealed to UNHCR and the Chad National Committee to promptly provide food for the new refugees.

File photo: Touloum refugee camp in eastern Chad (Radio Dabanga)

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