Sudan Humanitarian Update January - June 2013
- Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes in Sudan in the first six months of 2013 due to inter-tribal violence and fighting between the SAF and armed movements.
- This displacement includes over 310,000 newly displaced people in Darfur, which is more than the number of people displaced in 2011 and 2012 combined.
- Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile continued to affect civilians, with food insecurity expected to deteriorate further in SPLM-N controlled areas.
- The killing of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei in early May has raised concerns about tensions between Ngok Dinka and the Misseriya in the area.
- Organised returns from Sudan to South Sudan continue to slow down, with some 50,000 returns to South Sudan from Sudan since January 2013 - the lowest since 2007.
- High rates of malnutrition and food insecurity in eastern Sudan highlight the need for a multi-dimensional approach to tackle these chronic issues in the region.
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