Chad — Sudan crisis response: Flash update 11 (14 July 2023)
Jul 14 2023
- Flow Monitoring Survey
- Flow Monitoring
Since the beginning of clashes in April in Sudan, over 225 000 people have crossed the border into Chad. IOM estimates that more than 48 180 of them are Chadian returnees and expects this number to rise to 80 000 in the coming weeks.
In coordination with CNARR and humanitarian officials, IOM has fixed and registered 39 117 returnees and observed 75 third-country nationals (from South Sudan, Niger, Ethiopia, the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Uganda) in 25 localities in three provinces. • Most of the returnees are currently residing in spontaneous locations near the border and are in urgent need of essential goods and services such as food, water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, household items, health, and protection. IOM conducted post-distribution monitoring exercises in some of the locations targeted for assistance. According to the results, 90% of the beneficiaries said the assistance contributed significantly to meeting their needs. All still have unmet needs after the assistance, mainly food (81%), NFIs (79%), shelter (39%), health (27%).
The rapid WASH assessment conducted by IOM in Toumtouma, where nearly 10,000 returnees from Sudan reside highlighted that the source of water for the returnees is not considered as safe for drinking and the majority of households (2/3) do not treat the water, making them vulnerable to illnesses related to poor water and sanitation conditions. 98% returnees collect their drinking water from the nearby wadi/seasonal riverbed. 65% reported diarrhea and 58% malaria cases.
IOM works with a range of operational partners in the returnee response including the Government of Chad, UNHCR, LWF, PUI, UNICEF, MSF, UNFPA, ICRC, IRC, the Chadian Red Cross and WFP.