YAOUNDE, May 19 (Xinhua) -- At least a refugee was killed by a rocket strike on a camp for Sudanese refugees in the eastern Chadian border village of Koufroun on Thursday, according to the United Nations (UN).
"It is with dismay that we learned of the death of a Sudanese refugee in Koufroun, following rocket launchers from the Sudanese side located a few meters from the border, which makes the relocation of refugee camp an urgent priority," the UN in Chad said in a tweet late Thursday without further details on the identity of the victim.
The UN added that the refugee situation was "alarming" in eastern Chad where there was a pressing need for funding.
About 80,000 people including refugees and returnees have fled Sudan to Chad since the military clashes between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces broke out on April 15.
The Sudanese Doctors Union said Tuesday in a statement that the civilian death toll had climbed to 822 because of the conflict. ■