more than 75 thousand Sudanese have fled to Chad since the beginning of the conflict between the army and the RRF, which threatens a humanitarian catastrophe – Kommersant

Since the beginning of the armed conflict in Sudan between the army and the Rapid Reaction Forces (RRF), more than 75 thousand Sudanese have fled to Chad. Due to the lack of capacity to accommodate such a large number of refugees in the region, a humanitarian catastrophe could begin. This was announced by the Deputy Director of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Pierre Kremer.

“More than 75 thousand people fled from Sudan to the border with Chad. The situation in the Sudan could lead to a steady increase in the number of displaced people in the coming weeks, putting a heavy burden on the scarce resources of the host country,” said Pierre Kremer (quoted in TASS).

Mr. Kremer noted that Chad’s capacity to accommodate refugees is much less than what it needs, which could lead to a major humanitarian catastrophe. He added that by the start of the rainy season in June, about 28,000 refugees need to be settled in Chad. In his opinion, this goal is “unlikely to be achieved”.

Armed confrontation between the official army and the Rapid Reaction Forces began in April. 550 people died. On May 12, the parties reached a preliminary agreement and, in particular, agreed to “refrain from any attacks that could harm the civilian population.” According to the UN, 250,000 people have left Sudan since the conflict escalated.

About the evacuation from Sudan – in the material “Kommersant” “Fear and risk in Sudan.”

Olesya Pavlenko


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