Chad — Sudan crisis response: Flash update 19 (26 September 2023)
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Snapshot DateSep 26 2023
- Flow Monitoring Survey
- Flow Monitoring
- Over 487,000 people have crossed into Chad since the onset of the crisis in Sudan. IOM estimates that more than 67,780 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 counted 52,786 returnees and counted 135 third-country nationals (from South Sudan, Niger, Ethiopia, the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Uganda) in 30 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, 975 of the most vulnerable returnee households (6,325 individuals) have so far been relocated. Separate designated ambulatory vehicles were used to transport the most vulnerable, including people with disabilities. Furthermore, IOM has supported the establishment of a site governance structure with representatives elected by the site residents and is supporting the establishment of community groups (women, youth, community watch, etc.).
- IOM is coordinating with ocal authorities, embassies and diplomatic representations for the safe transfer and voluntary return of third-country nationals (TCNs) from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Cameroon to N’Djamena.
- 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.