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Thousands of homeless people try to survive in Sudanese capital

December 21 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Begging in Khartoum (File photo)
Begging in Khartoum (File photo)

Thousands of displaced people who fled armed conflict in Sudan’s peripheries, are attempting to survive in the open in the capital Khartoum.

They are living in dire conditions and are in urgent need of food, clothing, and shelter, Khalafallah Ismail, Executive Director of Sabah Organisation for Childhood Care and Development said during a workshop in Khartoum on Thursday.

The homeless, of whom 95 per cent fled attacks and hunger in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, and Blue Nile state, are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, Ismail stated. Both the government and the society should intervene and help them out.

According to the last survey among the inhabitants of Sudan’s capital, conducted in 2013, there are about 4,000 homeless people living in Khartoum.

The NGO director said the government does not support them. Any help offered comes from Sudanese civil society organisations.

 


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