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WFP stops food rations for Gaga refugee camp in Chad: Sheikh

January 22 - 2014 CHAD / GAGA CAMP

The refugees of the Gaga refugee camp in eastern Chad will not receive food rations in 2014.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, sheikh Juma reported that the 23,200 Darfuri refugees residing in the camp received reduced food rations from the World Food Programme (WFP) in December and January.

Representatives of the WFP told the refugees that there is no budget for food rations for the year 2014. The refugees received rations of sorghum, sugar, beans, and oil, all reduced by 75 percent, in December and by 50 percent in January. These rations, paid from WFP’s 2013 budget, were the last ones for the camp.

Sheikh Juma referred to “the widows, the elderly and the weak, who will suffer severely from this problem”, and called on the WFP to resume the distribution of food rations as in the past, “by 100 percent”.

File photo: Refugees of the Abu Nabag camp in eastern Chad wait for aid distribution

Related: WFP rations delayed for Sudanese refugees in Chad (5 December 2013)

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