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Sudan’s Internally Displaced People Could Rise to 10 Million in Coming Days

The UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) has issued a dire warning regarding the internally displaced people in Sudan, stating that the amount could rise to 10 million in the coming days. 

In a statement, the IOM said, “The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is warning that the number of people displaced by conflict inside Sudan could top 10 million in the coming days. The world’s worst internal displacement crisis continues to escalate, with looming famine and disease adding to the havoc wrought by conflict,” the IOM said in a statement. 

It further stressed that around 9.9 million people are now internally displaced in all 18 areas of Sudan with more than half of them women and over a quarter being children younger than the age of five. 

“In total, some 12 million have been forced to flee their homes in Sudan, with more than 2 million crossing borders into neighboring countries, principally to Chad, South Sudan, and Egypt,” the statement concluded.

Additionally, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF issued an urgent appeal for action back in May to protect children in the wake of rising violence in Sudan’s North Darfur region. 

UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell also raised concerns on the escalating violence in North Darfur, particularly in and around el-Fasher city.

The fighting in Sudan gained momentum in April 2023, between the regular army, led by its leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhanand, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by former deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo.

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