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02 Oct 2006 description

While refugee numbers continue to decrease around the world, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) continues to steadily rise. (1) The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) estimates the number of IDPs in the Sudan at around 6 million, the largest IDP population in the world.

01 Oct 2006 description

While refugee numbers continue to decrease around the world, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) continues to steadily rise. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) estimates the number of IDPs in the Sudan at around 6 million, the largest IDP population in the world. According to the United Nations, "internally displaced persons [IDPs] are entitled to enjoy, in full equality, the same rights and freedoms under domestic and international law as do the rest of [a] country's citizens."

13 Nov 2004 description

BACKGROUND

In February 2003, the Sudan Liberation Movement and the Movement for Justice and Equality, two groups mainly drawn from Fur, Zaghawa and Maasalit Muslim African tribes, launched an armed rebellion in response to what they perceived to be pro-Arab racial discrimination by the Sudanese Government in their struggle over land and resources in the Darfur region.1 The Sudanese Government promptly retaliated employing the Jangaweit militia in concert with government defense forces2 to embark upon national security measures to quash the rebels and …