LWF Non-Food Items for Sudanese Refugees in Eastern Chad

German Charge d’Affaires, UNHCR and LWF representatives at the NFI handover. Photo: LWF Chad/S. Dalou
German Charge d’Affaires, UNHCR and LWF representatives at the NFI handover. Photo: LWF Chad/S. Dalou

Chad Hosts over 420,000 Refugees from Neighboring Countries

(LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has contributed non-food items to support 18,000 Sudanese refugees under the care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in eastern Chad.

LWF Chad representative Jan Schutte presented the items to UNHCR deputy representative Mr Mamadou Baldé on 17 January in N’Djamena. 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 LWF partner Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH).

The German Embassy Charge d’Affaires in Chad Mr Robert Strnadl and DKH representatives attended the handing over ceremony in the capital N’Djamena.

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.

In addition, most of the 25,000 Chadians evacuated on 20 January from CAR are receiving food assistance from the LWF in partnership with the World Food Program in southern Chad.

LWF’s operations in Chad include livelihood and basic services support to refugees in 11 camps and in host communities.

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