Chad — Sudan crisis response: Flash update 17 (29 August 2023)
Aug 29 2023
- Flow Monitoring Survey
- Flow Monitoring
• Over 400 000 people have crossed into Chad since the onset of the crisis in Sudan. IOM estimates that more than 60 830 of them are Chadian returnees and expects this number to rise to 80 000 in the coming weeks. • In coordination with CNARR and humanitarian organizations, IOM has registered 39 907 returnees and observed 95 third-country nationals (from South Sudan, Niger, Ethiopia, the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Uganda) in 27 localities in three provinces. • Most of the returnees currently live in spontaneous locations near the border and are in urgent need of food, water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, household items, health, and protection. • IOM has started the relocation of returnees from Adre to a site in Tongori in coordination with authorities. In total, 713 of the most vulnerable returnee households (4 421 individuals) have so far been relocated. Separate designated ambulatory vehicles were used to transport the most vulnerable, including people with disabilities. • IOM is transferring nine third-country nationals (TCNs) from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Cameroon to N’Djamena where it will liaise with relevant authorities to facilitate their travel back to their home country. • 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, ACTED, the Chadian Red Cross and WFP.