Mass Displacement In Sudan

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Mass displacement in Sudan: South Sudanese refugees trying to return home. The lack of basic necessities, combined with violence and uncertainty, has forced many people to flee their homes.

JUBA MARCH 19: The conflict in Sudan has forced more than eight million people from their homes. The UN says it’s the world’s largest displacement crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people who came from South Sudan, and are now trying to get back.

Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb joined some of those travelling from a transit camp in the border town of Renk and also spoke to Mary Joan from the International Rescue Committee about reports of sexual violence against displaced women.

The lack of basic necessities, combined with violence and uncertainty, has forced many people to flee their homes. As of February 2024, nearly 8 million people have been displaced. This includes more than 6 million people displaced within Sudan and more than 1.5 million people who fled to neighboring countries.

The outlook is devastatingly bleak across the board. According to the UN, 20.3 million people in Sudan face severe hunger, more than 70 percent of hospitals in conflict-affected areas aren’t functioning, and 19 million children are out of school.

Sudan’s warring parties are to blame. Neither the RSF nor the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) have shown regard for civilian lives. For nine months, Human Rights Watch and journalists have been documenting SAF’s indiscriminate bombings, the targeting of activists, and widespread abuses by the RSF, including pillage and rape connected to their occupation of residential areas.

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