Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (28 February 2014)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 28 Feb 2014

A total of 6.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. These needs are driven by a series of inter-related trends, including conflict, insecurity, environmental conditions, weak social services and displacement. Some 2.6 million people are either refugees or internally displaced people. In 2013, 380,000 people were newly displaced in Darfur. As of late February 2014, significant displacement took place in South and North Darfur. An estimated 45,000 people were displaced in South Darfur’s Um Gunya area, following hostilities between SLA - MM and the Sudanese Armed Forces and its allied paramilitary groups. In Saraf Omra, North Darfur, some 60,000 people fled their homes due to clashes between a paramilitary force and the Sudanese Armed Forces. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led to an estimated 42,000 people crossing the border into Sudan.

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