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Sudan could have the world’s biggest displacement crisis, says UN agency

The number of people internally displaced in Sudan due to the country’s conflict could soon exceed 10 million. The event will be the biggest displacement crisis in the world, said the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this Friday (7).

Fighting broke out in the capital Khartoum in April 2023 and quickly spread across the country. The conflict has reignited ethnic violence in the western region of Darfur and forced millions of people to flee.

This week, the IOM registered 9.9 million internally displaced people across Sudan.

Before the war, there were already 2.8 million internally displaced people, according to the agency.

In total, around 12 million people were forced to flee their homes, with more than 2 million crossing into neighboring countries, including Egypt and Chad.

UN agencies have warned that Sudan is at “imminent risk of famine”, with around 18 million people facing acute hunger, including 3.6 million children who are severely malnourished.

Source: CNN Brasil

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