Sudanese search shelter in Chad following intense conflict

In Koufroun, Chad, hundreds of Sudanese individuals, largely girls and children, search refuge every single day, crossing a small, dry stream on donkeys, horses, carts, and even by foot. As of today, the United Nations refugee company UNCHR stories that round 20,000 individuals have found shelter in a makeshift camp at this Chadian border village. Various UN companies are managing the influx.
Located just some hundred metres from the West Darfur border, Koufroun bears witness to the terrible influence of the battle ravaging Sudan, with its capital Khartoum additionally severely affected. Privy of these seeking refuge have fled from the Sudanese city of Tendelti, 20 kilometres away, which has been the centre of violent confrontations between forces led by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) beneath the command of Mohamed Hamdan Daglo.
Many refugees arrive empty-handed, whereas others carry important belongings through the overwhelming Sahelian heat. They seek for shelter underneath massive but scarce acacia bushes where makeshift camps have been established by humanitarian employees and earlier arrivals.
Mahamat Hassan Hamad, a 52 years outdated tailor, recounts his harrowing escape from Tendelti along with his spouse and 11 youngsters. His household now seeks shelter under a single tree. For many like Hamad, survival depends on the assist of native residents, with numerous refugees still awaiting UNCHR aid.
The area lies 800km east of N’Djamena, the Chadian capital, and the mounting demand for help leaves many humanitarian staff struggling to cope. UNICEF has sourced an emergency stockpile to offer kits containing cooking utensils, blankets, and mats, however many concern the humanitarian situation in Koufroun might rapidly turn out to be catastrophic. Additional help will be required from donors, with UNCHR’s head of operations in eastern Chad, Jean-Paul Habamungu, mentioning that Chad was already hosting half one million Sudanese refugees earlier than the newest battle..

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