Where did the Darfur refugees go?

Where did the Darfur refugees go?

More than 250,000 have crossed the border into neighboring Chad, while others have fled to Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethio- pia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. Eastern Chad and northwestern Kenya are host to two of the largest concentrations of Darfuri refugees.

Are there still refugee camps in Darfur?

Most of the refugees are living in refugee camps and host communities in the regions of Ennedi-Est, Wadi Fira, Ouaddai and Sila, all near Chad’s border with Sudan. Even though many Darfur refugees have been in Chad for more than a decade, the overall level of humanitarian needs remains very high.

Why did Sudan refugees flee?

That crisis involves the lives of tens of thousands of Sudanese, mostly young men, fleeing their own country to seek protection in another; protection to which they have a right under the 1951 International Refugee Convention, to which all European countries, including the UK, are signatories.

In which country are people fleeing the Darfur region?

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Recent clashes between tribes in Sudan’s West Darfur region have sent more than 1,800 people fleeing into Chad over the past week, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Is there a refugee crisis?

There are now more than 82 million refugees and displaced people around the world. The International Rescue Committee is providing relief to millions in war zones and other countries in crisis; in Europe, where refugees continue to seek safety; and in our 20+ resettlement offices in the United States.

How many Darfur refugees are in Chad?

By January 2011 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimated that there are 262,900 Sudanese refugees in Chad. The majority of them left Sudan escaping from the violence of the ongoing Darfur crisis, which began in 2003.

Where do Sudan refugees go?

When the rainy season comes, their needs are compounded by flooding, food shortages and disease. Inside South Sudan, nearly two million people are displaced while outside the country there are now over two million South Sudanese refugees, mainly in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Uganda.

How many refugees live in Sudan?

Inside South Sudan, nearly two million people are displaced while outside the country there are now over two million South Sudanese refugees, mainly in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Uganda. Many fear imminent attack or struggle with food insecurity.

Where did most of the refugees from Darfur come from?

Chad is currently home to about 300,000 refugees from Darfur, most of whom have lived in 12 UNHCR and government-run camps in eastern Chad for more than a decade.

Where are the people of Darfur 15 years on?

The Darfuris remain a vital cornerstone of our work. We continue to monitor and support the refugees living in camps in Chad 15 years after fleeing their homes in western Sudan, as well as the internally displaced persons in the Darfur region of Sudan, and the Darfuri returnees.

How did the Darfur genocide affect the world?

Because the Darfur genocide set off such dramatic migration, both inside and outside of Sudan, one cannot assess the current situation without considering the condition of Darfuri refugees and IDPs.

How did Sudan get involved in the Darfur crisis?

“The Sudanese government and the Arab ‘Janjaweed’ militias it arms and supports have committed numerous attacks on the civilian populations of the African Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups.”

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