No food rations anymore for Gaga refugee camp in Chad

from Radio Dabanga
Published on 22 Jan 2014 View Original

The refugees of the Gaga refugee camp in eastern Chad will not receive food rations anymore in 2014.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, sheikh Juma reported that the 23,200 Darfuri refugees residing in the camp have received reduced food rations from the World Food Programme (WFP) in December and January.

Representatives of the WFP told the refugees that there is no budget for food rations for the year 2014. The refugees received food rations of sorghum, sugar, beans, and oil reduced by 75 percent in December and by 50 percent in January. These rations, paid from WFP’s 2013 budget, were the last ones for the camp.

Sheikh Juma referred to “the widows, the elderly and the weak, who will severely suffer from this problem”, and called on the WFP to return the distribution of food rations as in the past, “by 100 percent”.