Over 300,000 Internally Displaced Since Fighting Broke out in Sudan: UN
Geneva, 2 May (ONA) ---- At least 334,000 people have become internally displaced in Sudan since fighting broke out for control of the country in mid-April, according to the UN.
A spokesman for the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva said today that the majority of them, around 240,000 people, are displaced in the areas of South and West Darfur, in the west of the country.
Even before the recent clashes, there were 3.7 million people displaced in Sudan due to previous conflicts.
Meanwhile, the number of people from Sudan seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has exceeded 100,000, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR.
Many have arrived in Chad, South Sudan and Egypt. Among them are Sudanese, but also refugees from other countries who had found shelter in Sudan.