New Group of Chadian Returnees arrive in Tissi
132 Chadian returnees arrived in Tissi in three waves over the past week following continued insecurity in Sudan.
As per the returning migrants, they left Chad in 2003 due to communal conflict to seek refuge in Sudan and are now returning to Chad as the security deteriorated on the Sudan side. They added that during their journey, many were robbed of their property including money, cattle and were tortured as they were accused of supporting the Government opposition forces. Some had abandoned their family members back in Sudan.
The Returnees arrived on the Chadian side of the border by foot following an arduous journey that has lasted for five days without access to food and water. They were exhausted, stressed and some of them injured and therefore in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
IOM together with UNICEF, OPAD and AFDI provided the returnees with food and non-food items (NFIs), referred sick cases to the health center in Tissi and provided those who have requested with onward transportation to final destinations in Chad.