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ECHO Factsheet – Sudan – September 2013

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Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • 10 years since the Darfur conflict broke out, violence and insecurity continue to cause displacement and inhibit returns, despite the Doha Peace Agreement.

  • Since early 2013 due to the fighting among Arab tribes in Darfur an estimated 300 000 people were newly displaced causing an increase in insecurity and lack of access.

  • Fighting in the transitional areas has affected over 900 000 people, including over 220 000 who have taken refuge in Ethiopia and South Sudan;

  • Heavy rains in early August 2013 resulted in floods which affected an estimated 340 000 people, mostly in Khartoum, El Gezira and Blue Nile;

  • Better access is needed to all vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in order to conduct assessments and provide humanitarian assistance according to needs.