Millions face ‘critical food insecurity’ in Chad: NGO


FILE: Inhabitants of the Oure Cassoni Refugee Camp in Chad run to the site of a reported killing, in December 2006. The camp housed those who had fled the Janjaweed, precursor to the RSF. (Photo by Robert Sabo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

FILE: Inhabitants of the Oure Cassoni Refugee Camp in Chad run to the site of a reported killing, in December 2006. The camp housed those who had fled the Janjaweed, precursor to the RSF. (Photo by Robert Sabo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Some 3.4 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian help in Chad following the arrival of large numbers of Sudanese refugees fleeing war, a French NGO warned Wednesday.

“Provinces in the east of Chad are among the country’s most vulnerable zones with poor access to basic services, and the arrival of refugees drastically exacerbates the need,” Action Contre La Faim (ACF), or Action Against Hunger, said in a statement.

The United Nations had warned in March that life-saving food aid for hundreds of thousands of people pouring out of war-torn Sudan would grind to a halt in April without international funding.

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