Up to 20,000 flee Sudan on way to Chad says U.N
21 April 2023 | 10:42 am
The United Nations said Thursday up to 20,000 people had fled escalating violence in Sudan to seek safety in Chad, many of whom lacked basic needs such as food, water and shelter. The UN's refugee agency said the majority of those arriving were women and children, who were currently sheltering out in the open.
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