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Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who have been internally displaced within Chad as a result of violence which has spread from Darfur. (105066)

As of 30 November, the UN reported that 91,657 people have become internally displaced within Eastern Chad as a result of both cross-border violence from Darfur and from rising levels of conflict within Chad itself. However, this number has further risen in the past week due to the deterioration in the security situation following the new rebel offensive. The UN is currently assessing the levels of newly displaced.