Sudan is among the world's largest humanitarian crises

Posted by Kaylee K on Saturday, December 31, 2011 Under: Africa
More than 4 million Sudanese are forcibly displaced today
Sudan | 30 December 2011

At the end of 2011, the UN has identified Sudan as one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.

An estimated 400,000 people have been forcibly displaced since South Sudan declared independence from Sudan in mid 2011.

The forcibly displaced men, women and children fleeing from Sudan into South Sudan are described as being in desperate condition and in need of water, food and shelter. Many are said to be suffering from malnutrition, malaria and other respiratory diseases. Landmines and bad roads in the region are hampering relief efforts.

The UNHCR has initiated emergency airlifts to help provide essential assistance to thousands of Sudanese fleeing fighting in the region.

Meanwhile, there remain an estimated 3.75 million forcibly displaced people in need of help in Darfur (Sudan).
Sources: VOA, CNN, TIME, Free Speech Radio News

Originally posted by IAFR

In : Africa 

Tags: refugees  sudan  africa 

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