The UN refugee agency, says Cameroonian refugees who recently fled from their communities into Chad due to intercommunal clashes between Choa Arab herders and Mousgoum fishermen and farmers urgently need humanitarian assistance.
At least 32 people were killed and 74 injured in the clashes that took place in Missiska, in the Logone Birni district of Cameroon's Far North region.
According to the Chadian authorities, the violence forced 11,000 people from both groups to cross the border, located near their home villages, to seek refuge in Chad.
The authorities say the clashes between Choa Arab herder, and Mousgoum fishermen and farmers were caused by tensions over agricultural, fisheries and pastoral resources.
Selim Meddeb Hamrouni is a spokesperson for the UNHCR regional bureau for West and Central Africa.