Tuesday, August 01, 2006

SUDAN: Escalating violence displaces 25,000 in North Darfur

NAIROBI, 1 August (IRIN) - Violent clashes between Sudanese government forces, allied militias and rebel groups have displaced 25,000 civilians in North Darfur State, United Nations officials said on Tuesday.

"Over the past three weeks, we estimate that more than 25,000 people have been displaced in North Darfur, 18,000 of whom have newly arrived in various IDP [internally displaced persons] camps," Turid Laegreid, head of the sub-office of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for North Darfur, told IRIN. Read more >>>

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