Over 150,000 Sudanese refugees are now in Adré, on the border between Chad and the Western Darfur region of Sudan. Most of the refugees are women and children, fleeing extreme violence that has ravaged their homes and villages since April.
For several weeks, gunshot victims fleeing Sudan have been streaming into Abéché in eastern Chad. Our teams there have heard accounts from some of the victims, who have described the intensity of the fighting.
Geneva (ICRC) – Consolée Rukindo was born in Rwanda during the Genocide of 1994. “My mother was holding me when they killed her,” she says, speaking about the tragic story of her early childhood. “They hit her with a machete which also took my arm.”
New drone technology using AI has been developed to detect landmines and explosive remnants of war, a technological development that will help speed up mine detection and clearance in the coming years.
In Iraq, Syria and Yemen, the effects of climate change are being amplified by the consequences of armed conflict. Communities that suffered the direct effects of conflict are disproportionately impacted.