Sudan Conflict Sends Refugees Fleeing to Neighboring Chad

Sudanese refugees poured into neighboring Chad, on Wednesday, April 26, as fighting continued in their home country.

Up to 20,000 refugees had crossed the border from Sudan into Chad, the World Food Programme (WFP) said. Chad was already hosting 400,000 Sudanese refugees who had fled previous conflicts.

The WFP began moving food from their strategic reserves, but funding issues could interfere with their emergency response, they warned. According to the agency, they need over $160 million to continue feeding the refugees.

The conditions in Chad are dire, with refugees sheltering in makeshift structures and sharing the already limited supplies, Al Jazeera reported.

This footage by the WFP shows Sudanese refugees arriving in Chad, as well as the agency’s efforts to feed them. Credit: World Food Programme via Storyful

Video transcript


- We are loading our trucks now for the 10,000, 20,000 as per UNHR and the government figures that may have crossed already the border from Sudan to Chad. It's extremely urgent because in six to eight weeks, we will never be able to reach those places because of the rains. So it's urgent.