SUDAN WATCH: UNHCR alarmed over possible impact of Chad violence on refugees

Thursday, April 13, 2006

UNHCR alarmed over possible impact of Chad violence on refugees

UNHCR says its High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres expressed alarm Thursday over violence in Chad and the possible consequences for the security and welfare of some 200,000 refugees from Darfur in camps in the east of the country.

"I urgently appeal to all sides in this political upheaval to respect the civilian character of the refugee camps and to leave in peace those who have already fled the terrors of Darfur," said Guterres.
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