WFP / CHAD SUDANESE REFUGEES

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Chad is host to more than one million refugees - one of the largest and fastest-growing refugee populations in Africa. The recent conflict in neighbouring Sudan has driven hundreds of thousands more across the border. WFP

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STORY: WFP / CHAD SUDANESE REFUGEES
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DATELINE: 15-20 NOVEMBER 2023, CHAD

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15 NOVEMBER 2023, ADRE, CHAD

1. Various shots, People on the move at the Chad/Sudan border

16 NOVEMBER 2023, ADRE, CHAD

2. Various shots, Sudanese refugees in camps with their belongings near the border
3. Various shots, Roukaya fled Ardamata, Sudan during an attack with her 7 children during which their father was killed
4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Roukaya Yacoub:
“They attacked us for three days, it was intense. They went from door to door rounding up the men. They took them out and killed them. They called the father of my children into the street, shot him and killed him. They took everything away from us and I have nothing to take care of my children. We had no choice but to flee to Chad.”

17 NOVEMBER 2023, ADRE, CHAD

5. Various shots, Testing, prevention and treatment of malnutrition

15 NOVEMBER 2023, ADRE, CHAD

6. Various shots, WFP Food Distribution
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Pierre Honnorat, Chad Country Director, World Food Programme (WFP):
“The Chadians, they have already shared whatever they could share. They can’t share any more. They even need assistance themselves. So we need to assist all those 600,000 refugees that came, the returnees from Chad that were living there but also now we also need to support the Chadian host population that are there that are also suffering just like the Sudanese that have arrived.”

20 NOVEMBER 2023, ADRE, CHAD

8. Various shots, WFP convoy Sets Off For Darfur From Chad





STORYLINE:

Chad is host to more than one million refugees - one of the largest and fastest-growing refugee populations in Africa. The recent conflict in neighbouring Sudan has driven hundreds of thousands more across the border. Despite humanitarian needs spiralling, resources available to respond are dwindling leaving aid groups with few options.

The number of Sudanese refugees in Chad has doubled in just the past six months. As many refugees have arrived in Chad since the crisis in Sudan broke out in April 2023 as have crossed the border in the last 20 years - since onset of the crisis in Darfur in 2003.

More than half a million people crossed the border since April - including 450,000 refugees and 80,000 returnees. This number is expected to reach a staggering 600,000 by end of 2023. A fresh wave is expected into Chad soon - following a recent surge in violence near Darfur’s border with Chad. Just in the first three days of November, more than 5,000 people crossed the border to Adre – mainly women and children – and many more are expected.

In a country already struggling to cope amid multiple and ovverlapping crises, the ongoing refugee crisis is increasing tensions between host communities and new arrivals over scarce resources and limited humanitarian assistance.

Millions in Chad face acute food insecurity and malnutrition – particularly children. The impact of the climate crisis, global economic headwinds that drive up food and fuel prices, declining agricultural production, and intercommunal tensions are the major drivers of hunger, while the refugee crisis piles further pressure on food insecure communities. 2.1 million people are acutely food insecurity in 2023.

Chad has had the worst lean season in a decade - with a marked deterioration in the east since the Sudan crisis.

Malnutrition is a major concern with 1.36 million children suffering from malnutrition – or 8.6 percent of children under 5, including 1.5 percent Severely malnourished. UNHCR data shows the picture very concerning in refugee sites hosting newly arrived Sudanese refugees.

90 percent of new refugees, 77 percent of pre-existing refugees, and 67 percent of local communities have either poor or borderline food consumption according to the latest Emergency Food Security Assessment conducted in Eastern Chad.

Under its Emergency Response, WFP plans to assist 2.85 million people throughout the country including refugees, IDPs, and vulnerable Chadians. WFP will also support refugees, IDPs, and host communities through emergency school feeding, and the prevention and treatment of malnutrition. Food and cash-based assistance will also be provided to people affected by sudden onset emergencies, such as floods.
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