DISPLACEMENT IN SUDAN

The Sudan is home to more internally displaced persons than any other country in the world.

 

The Sudan is home to more internally displaced persons than any other country in the world, with nearly 4.3 million people displaced after many years of conflict.1 Flooding, undernutrition, lack of sanitation and health care and inadequate education, as well as direct threats from violent conflict, continue to be the reality for many Sudanese. The spectre of secession by Southern Sudan via a referendum in January 2011 raises concerns about the potential for additional acute needs and may further complicate delivery of humanitarian assistance. The unstable political atmosphere and insecurity permeating the country already hamper humanitarian relief, as do administrative hurdles, making many at-risk populations hard to reach – or entirely inaccessible.

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