Sudan Humanitarian Update January - June 2013

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Jun 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

-ƒƒ 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.

-ƒƒ 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.

-ƒƒ Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile continued to affect civilians, with food insecurity expected to deteriorate further in SPLM-N controlled areas.

-ƒƒ 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.

-ƒƒ 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.

-ƒƒ 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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