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A group of children are among refugees from Sudan

Sudanese refugees, Chad

A group of children are among refugees from Sudan
A group of children are among refugees from Sudan
April 2023

People Helped


Humanitarian Needs

Armed conflict broke out in Sudan on April 15 between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).  Thousands of people have fled the country. At least 30,000 people crossed the Chadian border to seek refuge in the first month, and new arrivals continue to be reported daily. 

Initial assessments found Sudanese refugees in Chad have no, or limited, access to food, basic household supplies and shelter. Sanitation, access to water, and public latrines are also emerging needs. Water infrastructure is shared, and public latrines are extremely limited. Safeguarding risks have also been identified.

Humanitarian Response

Canadian Lutheran World Relief is providing emergency assistance in the form of cash grants for shelter and household items to 588 households. 

To meet emergency needs for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), CLWR is constructing emergency latrines, installing handwashing facilities and showers, and rehabilitating damaged boreholes. Waste bins will be installed, and water treatment products distributed for household and public water sources.

CLWR is also conducting hygiene awareness sessions, and providing cleaning materials and hygiene products, including brooms, shovels, rakes, mason's buckets, wheelbarrows, soap and chlorine.

In Partnership with Canada

Our response to small and medium-scale disasters is co-funded by Global Affairs Canada, the member agency delivering the assistance, and donations to the Humanitarian Coalition. Your gift will help us be ready for the next disaster. Donate today.