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Chadian Leader Expresses Concerns On Influx Of Cameroonian Refugees

“These recent conflicts are resulting in the fleeing from Cameroon of more than thirty thousand persons seeking refuge in Chad,” Deby said on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

General Mahamat Idris Deby, the leader of the Chadian military junta, has said inter-communal conflicts in neighbouring countries to his nation “notably Cameroon and Sudan are causing a humanitarian emergency” in Chad.

“These recent conflicts are resulting in the fleeing from Cameroon of more than thirty thousand persons seeking refuge in Chad,” Deby said on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

“To those ones are added thousands of other persons forced to flee, these past days, inter-communal violence in Darfour in search of peace havens to the east of Chad.” 

He said while the government has been instructed to take all appropriate measures, Chadians should endeavour to “show proof of solidarity and hospitality vis-à-vis these persons forced to quit their countries in order to save their lives.”

Deby also called on the international community to react promptly by urgently supplying the necessary assistance to the new refugees who have escaped from Cameroon and Sudan to take refuge in Chad.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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