The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $11 million to help meet the life-saving needs of some 147,000 people in southern Chad.
“[These funds well] help us meet urgent needs of refugees, returnees and local populations when our humanitarian appeal is seriously underfunded,” said Stephen Tull, the Humanitarian Coordinator in the African nation.
“To date, less than 40 per cent of the requirements have been met at national level [and the allocation will] support a new joint programme of assistance,” he added.
The fund had allocated $10 million in September last year to cover the priority needs of the most vulnerable communities in the region.
The Moyen-Chari, Mandoul, Logone Oriental and Logone Occidental provinces of the region has witnessed several new populations influxes, compounding ongoing crisis.
May humanitarian agencies have withdrawn from the region due to increased lack of funding.