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1.9 million displaced in Sudan's Darfur, says United Nations

Published on Dec 16, 2013 7:06 PM
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An internally displaced woman feeds her child at the vicinity of an African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) base near Labado, South Darfur, on Dec 9, 2013. Almost two million people are displaced in Darfur, the United Nation's top official in Sudan said on Monday, Dec 16, 2013, giving a new figure for the region where violence has worsened this year. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

EL FASHER (AFP) - Almost two million people are displaced in Darfur, the United Nation's top official in Sudan said on Monday, giving a new figure for the region where violence has worsened this year.

"We estimate that the internally displaced people... are close to 1.9 million, and that there are 1.3 million non-IDP's who are severely affected and/or food insecure," Mr Ali Al-Za'tari said in the capital of North Darfur state.

"This makes the total number of Sudanese in need in Darfur more than 3.2 million." Mr Za'tari was speaking at a meeting of the Implementation Follow-up Commission, an international body which monitors implementation of a 2011 peace deal Khartoum signed in Qatar with an alliance of rebel splinter groups.

Major rebel groups rejected the pact.

 
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