Chad: influx of refugees from Sudan
As at 1 May 2023, at least 30,000 people were reported to be displaced to Ouaddai, Sila, and Wadi Fira provinces in Chad because of military clashes in Tandulti area in Ag Geneina locality and Foro Baranga town in West Darfur state, Sudan. On the other hand, local community leaders residing in the eastern Chad-Sudan border regions had reported that as many as 42,000 refugees had crossed into Chad from Sudan as at 28 April. The main reason behind the recent arrivals is the clashing for power between the two main factions of the military regime in neighbouring Sudan, i.e. the Sudanese Armed forces (SAF) and the paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).