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UNDRO 85/0020

SUDAN - DROUGHT/REFUGEES
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
4 JANUARY 1985

SITUATION

1. SINCE ISSUE OF UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1 ON 29 NOV 84, THE PARTS OF SUDAN SUFFERING FROM SEVERE DROUGHT HAVE IN ADDITION BEEN SUBJECTED TO HEAVY INFLUX OF REFUGEES FROM NEIGHBOURING CHAD, ETHIOPIA AND UGANDA, AT AVERAGE RATE OF 1,500 DAILY. THIS HAS RESULTED IN FURTHER DETERIORATION OF THE SITUATION. RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THE GOVERNMENT ARE INSUFFICIENT TO MEET THESE INCREASING EMERGENCY NEEDS.