Thousands more displaced in North Darfur due to fighting

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Internally displaced people in North Darfur. Photo: UNAMID

More than 18,000 people have been reported as displaced in several areas of North Darfur in Sudan, according to the UN humanitarian agency, OCHA.

Locations affected are El Fasher, Shangil Tobaya, Tawila and Um Baru.

There are already 2.5 million internally displaced people in the region following years of instability.

A recent operation led by Government forces against opposition armed groups in Sudan has triggered “significant” population movements.

Over 2,200 people of those displaced are sheltering in Um Baru near the base of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

Farhan Haq, UN Deputy Spokesperson, said people are continuing to arrive, seeking shelter and protection.

"The humanitarian office says that aid organizations are on the ground providing assistance, including healthcare and household items. Some 200 people have also arrived in the UNAMID site in Sortony, reportedly fearing attacks on villages in the area."

OCHA reported that although they have been able to reach some internally displaced, they are still unable to provide assistance in other areas due to ongoing hostilities.

Stephanie Castro, United Nations.

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