Non-Food Items for Sudanese Refugees in Chad

Friday, 11. April 2014

Non-Food Items for Sudanese Refugees in Chad

BEGECA supplied non-food items to support 18,000 Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad. Thousands of buckets, sleeping mats, jerry cans, blankets and kitchen sets will cover the needs of refugees who have fled the recent tribal clashes in neighboring Sudan. The consignment worth EUR 400,000 was donated by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Lutheran World Federation partner Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH).

The items will be distributed to Sudanese refugees in the new Abgadam camp, some 40 km from the border with Chad. Chad currently hosts nearly 420,000 refugees who have fled conflicts in neighboring countries, with Sudanese accounting for around 350,000 people.

The recent fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced some 13,000 people to flee into Chad, where they are being accommodated in UNHCR camps and host communities in the southern part of the country.