Sudanese refugees flood into Chad


Since fighting erupted between the army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Sudan a week ago, up to 20,000 have fled across the border from Darfur region into neighboring Chad. Darfur is the central stronghold of the RSF and has seen particularly heavy fighting, including renewed attacks on civilians. According to the UN Refugee Agency, the majority of the new arrivals in Chad are women and children, who are currently sheltering out in the open. Eastern Chad already hosts over 400,000 refugees from Sudan and the new arrivals are placing additional strain on the country’s overstretched public services and resources. Fighting in Sudan has continued despite calls for an Eid ceasefire. (UNHCR, OCHA)

Photo: Aristophane Ngargoune/UNHCR

  1. Death toll rises in Sudan

    At least 427 people have lost their lives across Sudan, with over 3,700 injured, as result of the conflict between the armed forces  and Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said April 21. (Sudan Tribune)