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About 100,000 newly displaced in Darfur not reached with any aid

June 4 - 2015 KHARTOUM

The number of displaced people in Darfur has been steadily growing over the past years. Last year, it reached a peak with 430,000 newly displaced, bringing the total amount of people driven from their homes to 2.6 million displaced in the war-torn western region.

This number does not include the hundreds of thousands of people who had to flee the violence in the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, and Blue Nile state.

With Syria, Sudan has the highest number of displaced people and refugees in the world.

In 2015, according to the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan, some 50,000 people in Darfur have been registered as newly displaced. Another 100,000 people, most of them hiding in the mountains and valleys of Jebel Marra, remain cut off from the outer world.

Government forces are still attacking the remaining population, while it refuses access to UN agencies and relief organisations. Some 4.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Darfur. 

According to a newly released map, OCHA concludes that the number of aid workers has been reduced from 17,700 in 2009, to 5,540 by the start of 2015. 


Darfur Profile Infographic map - May 2015.pdf

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