Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that elements he did not identify are out to destabilise eastern
Ban is following developments in eastern
He appealed to all parties to respect the humanitarian character of the operations of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in eastern
“The Secretary-General stresses that any attempt at destabilization through violent means is unacceptable and reaffirms that MINURCAT will act within its mandate and capabilities to protect civilians threatened by armed elements,” the statement said.
In addition, Ban urged the Governments of Chad and
Eastern Chad faces an acute humanitarian challenge, with over 290 000 Sudanese refugees from the conflict in
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), humanitarian and security conditions have generally deteriorated in
UN agencies on the ground warn that the delivery of aid to some 250 000 Sudanese refugees and 166 000 displaced Chadians could be compromised due to mounting insecurity.
“As a precautionary measure, they are advising their staff to limit their movement to a minimum, most particularly in and around the towns of Goz Beida, Kerfi and Koukou.
These towns are all within 100 kilometres of the Sudanese border where there are reports of tensions between government and rebel forces,” UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters in
Meanwhile, 17 800 new refugees have fled into southern
OCHA reported that a consequence of the overall humanitarian crisis appears to be an outbreak of meningitis in