Abyei: Scaling up aid as displaced people return
As the security situation in the disputed region of Abyei improves, aid workers are gearing up to respond to the possible return of tens of thousands of displaced people who fled the area a year ago.
In May 2011, an estimated 110,000 people fled their homes and villages when the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) took over Abyei, located close to the Sudan-South Sudan border. Many people left on foot southwards in search of safety, taking only the few possessions they could carry. With their homes destroyed, they spent the next 12 months living in temporary sites and dependent on humanitarian assistance.
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