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Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024

UN Warns Sudan's Displacement Crisis Could Exceed 10 Million

The United Nations has warned that internal displacement figures in Sudan could exceed 10 million due to ongoing conflict. A recent attack by the Rapid Support Forces on Wad Al-Noura village resulted in up to 100 deaths and widespread displacement. Both the RSF and the army are accused of war crimes and obstructing humanitarian aid. The UN migration agency reported over 7 million displaced since the conflict began, with 70% at risk of famine. If the situation continues, 2.5 million people could die of hunger by September.
The United Nations has issued a warning that internal displacement figures in Sudan could surpass 10 million in the coming days due to ongoing conflict and violence.

A recent attack by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on the village of Wad Al-Noura in Al-Jazira state resulted in up to 100 deaths, according to the Madani Resistance Committee.

The RSF, which has been in conflict with the regular army since April 2023, used heavy artillery in a two-wave attack, causing widespread displacement.

The committee reported that the paramilitary forces invaded the village, leading to numerous casualties and a mass grave in the public square.

The war has killed tens of thousands of people, with some estimates reaching up to 150,000, according to US special envoy Tom Perriello.

Both the RSF and the army have been accused of war crimes, including targeting civilians and obstructing humanitarian aid.

The UN migration agency stated that over 7 million people have been displaced since the conflict began, adding to the 2.8 million already displaced from previous conflicts.

The International Organization for Migration highlighted that 70% of the displaced population is at risk of famine, with 18 million people acutely hungry and 3.6 million children malnourished.

The Clingendael Institute warned that if the current situation persists, 2.5 million people could die of hunger by the end of September.

The UN has accused both sides of obstructing humanitarian access.

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