Sudan Has More Than 10 Million Displaced Within Its Own Territory

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More than 2 million people have gone abroad, specifically to the nearby nations of Chad, South Sudan and Egypt.

More than 10 million Sudanese have moved within their own territory, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported Monday.

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Since the outbreak of war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Paramilitary Forces in April 2023, 7.26 million people have fled their homes.

Meanwhile, another 2.83 million had already been displaced by previous conflicts, IOM said.

“Imagine a city the size of London being displaced. That’s right, but it happens under the constant threat of crossfire, famine, disease and brutal ethnic and gender violence,” IOM Director General Amy Pope said in a statement.

Imagine a city the size of London being displaced. That’s what it’s like, but it’s happening along with crossfire, famine, disease, ethnic and gender-based violence.

A staggering 10 million have been displaced in Sudan. The cost of inaction is severe and we must unite now. https://t.co/eq0eLvWEXw

— Amy Pope (@IOMchief) June 10, 2024

He also pointed out that, within Sudan, 70 percent of those who left their place of residence «are now trying to survive in places at risk of starvation».

Meanwhile, more than 2 million people have gone abroad, specifically to the nearby nations of Chad, South Sudan and Egypt.

The war in Sudan has left more than 14,000 people and injured thousands more.  This erupted due to tensions over army reform and the integration of paramilitaries into the regular forces, in the middle of a political process to put the country back on the democratic path after the coup of 2021.

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