The European Union has taken further action to assist Chad in addressing the urgent needs of the influx of people fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Sudan. An additional €10 million in humanitarian aid has been allocated to support the country during this challenging time.

This funding is in addition to the €7 million previously pledged at a high-level event held in Geneva last month, which was specifically designated for humanitarian efforts in Chad in response to the crisis in Sudan. The newly allocated funds will be directed towards addressing the most pressing needs of the refugee populations, particularly women and children, many of whom are pregnant or lactating, and living in extremely precarious conditions.

During a call with the President of the Transition, S.E. M. Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, made the announcement regarding the additional financial support.

As a result of these efforts, the total funding mobilized for interventions in Chad since the onset of the Sudanese crisis now surpasses €18.6 million. Furthermore, in 2023, €30.5 million has been mobilized to support the most vulnerable individuals in other provinces of Chad. The European Union remains committed to providing aid and support to those in need during this humanitarian crisis.