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Sudanese refugees in CAR need aid, food

January 16 - 2014 BEMBERE / TOULOUM

Around 2,200 Sudanese refugees from Darfur at camp Bembere in the Central African Republic (CAR) are living in “extremely difficult humanitarian conditions” after aid organisations left owing to the violence in the country.

The sheikh of the Bembere camp for Sudanese refugees in the CAR, Abdel Rahman Ismail, told Radio Dabanga that all the food, health and education organisations have left the camp since the beginning of the incidents in the CAR. He pointed out that they have not received food or health services since a month. He added that all Bembere residents have left the area, leaving behind only the around 2,200 Sudanese refugees. Ismail again appealed via Radio Dabanga to the UN and the humanitarian organisations to move them from the fighting between Muslims and Christians in the CAR.

Chad camp Touloum

The Sudanese refugees of camp Touloum in eastern Chad have complained of the delay and shortage of food rations provided by the World Food Program (WFP). The head of the camp Haider Suleiman Gardia told Radio Dabanga that the refugees of the camp are suffering from a crisis of severe food shortages, pointing out that the World Food Program has not provided food rations for January so far.

File photo: Muslim Seleka soldiers in CAR (Emmanuel Braun/Reuters)

Related:

‘Once Darfur is secure again, refugees will return by themselves’: Chad camp head (8 January 2014)

CAR fighters, including Sudanese, cross border to Central Darfur (27 December 2013)


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