MINURCAT facilitates joint UN humanitarian mission to Daha (Chad)
On 9 February, MINURCAT and UN agencies facilitated another joint humanitarian mission to Daha, on the border between Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR). This was the second such mission in response to the influx of CAR refugees. The UNHCR is verifying the presence of up to 7,000 refugees and the death of seven persons. According to the refugee committee, about 100 people continue to arrive in Chad from CAR on a daily basis. Many more are expected to arrive in Daha in the near future.
Trucks carrying humanitarian assistance were escorted by the Détachement Intégré de Sécurité (DIS), a humanitarian police specially trained by MINURCAT to protect refugees, internally displaced persons and humanitarians. The arrival of the convoy allowed for the provision of humanitarian assistance on 9 February. Humanitarian agencies are planning to provide health care, food and non-food items, as well as water and sanitation. A special MINURCAT helicopter flight was able to ferry some 300 kg of medicine to the area.