Humanitarian situation and needs
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.