(Geneva) Up to 270,000 people could flee from Sudan to Chad and South Sudan, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday, after a 72-year ceasefire hours was concluded in Sudan between the belligerents under the aegis of the United States.

According to Laura lo Castro, UNHCR representative in Chad, 20,000 refugees have arrived in the country, and the organization expects the arrival of up to 100,000 people “in the worst case”.

Furthermore, “in South Sudan, the most likely scenario is 125,000 South Sudanese refugee returns and 45,000 refugees,” UNHCR representative in that country Marie-Hélène Verney said during a briefing. briefing.