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Over 11 million people displaced in Sudan, minister says


Sudan said Monday that the number of displaced people in the country has surpassed 11 million due to the ongoing conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Out of the displaced people, there are 4 million women and 3 million children, said Graham Abdel-Qadir, Sudan's acting minister of culture and information, in a statement.

He said 90 percent of the displaced were from Khartoum, Gezira and Darfur states.

Abdel-Qadir stressed the government's commitment to delivering humanitarian aid to those in need through procedures and arrangements guaranteeing the country's sovereignty.

Sudan has been witnessing deadly clashes between the SAF and the RSF since April 15, 2023. More than 13,000 people have been killed since the fighting broke out, according to estimates released last week by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

OCHA said in an earlier report that it was "deeply concerned by the scale of displacement in Sudan due to the spreading conflict, which has fueled the largest displacement crisis in the world."

(Cover: People rally in support of Sudan's army in Wad Madani amid the ongoing war against the RSF, Sudan, December 17, 2023. /AFP)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency
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