Sudan: Monthly Humanitarian Dashboard (31 October 2012)
In Darfur, approximately 3.5 million people currently receive food aid, including some 1.4 million in camps.
In the disputed Abyei Area some 60,000 people remain displaced, mostly in Agok and South Sudan. Of the 100,000 who fled in May 2011, some 30,000 returned quickly to areas south of the Bahr Al Arab/Kiir river, and 10,000 others have returned to areas north of the river.
In Government-controlled areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, HAC estimates 207,000 and 68,000 people displaced or severely affected by the conflict respectively. In SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile various sources estimate there are 350,000 and 70,000 people displaced or severely affected respectively. The UN has no presence in SPLM-N areas and has not been able to independently verify these figures. UNHCR reports that a total of 240,000 refugees have fled the two states to Ethiopia and South Sudan.
According to Government and UNHCR sources, there are between 220,000 and 350,000 people of South Sudanese origin in Sudan. They may need protection and assistance if they chose to return to South Sudan. UNHCR and the Government of Sudan have registered 109,000 people for voluntary return.
There are some 139,000 refugees in Sudan originating from other countries in the region.
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