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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 10, 2004


Chad/Sudan: Assistance to Refugees

Sudanese refugees continue to flee to Chad from the conflict and deprivation in Darfur, Sudan. The United States and its partners in the international community are racing against the upcoming season of heavy rains to put relief measures in place both in eastern Chad and in Darfur. The State Departmentís Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has approved an additional grant of $432,552 to the International Rescue Committee to help meet the needs of refugees crossing from northern Darfur into the Bahai region of Chad, where water and humanitarian relief capacity are in short supply.

To date, the United States, through the State Departmentís Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and the U. S. Agency for International Developmentís Food for Peace Program, has contributed approximately $15 million for urgent assistance to the refugees in Chad. Additional donor support for the international relief effort is urgently needed.

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Released on May 10, 2004

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