The organization Médecins sans Frontières calls for emergency food aid for Sudanese children who have taken refuge in Chad

The NGO affirmed that its teams have taken care of around 14,000 malnourished refugee children in Chad since the start of the year, specifying that nearly 3,000 of them had to be hospitalized in serious condition.


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Sudanese refugee children pose for photos at the Treguine camp, March 24, 2019, in Ouadda, Chad.  (AMAURY HAUCHARD / AFP)

A “emergency food aid”. This is what the organization Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) has demanded for the thousands of children from families who fled war-torn Sudan to take refuge in Chad and who are currently in a state of severe malnutrition. “worrisome”in a press release published Friday November 17.

“Concretely, this means that the children who survived the deprivations, repeated attacks and extreme violence which engulfed Darfur, now find themselves in a worrying state of health in Chad”, supported the organization. She then assured that approximately “14,000 malnourished children” have been supported by their teams since the beginning of the years, and that “nearly 3,000” of them “had to be hospitalized in serious condition”.

Chad, which already hosts the largest number of Sudanese refugees, nearly 900,000, welcomed more than 8,000 new ones in the first week of November alone, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Sudan has been torn apart since mid-April by a civil war between the head of the army, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, and his former right-hand man, General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo.

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