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