300 000 displaced in Darfur this year
24 May 2013, 07:40
Khartoum - A resurgence of fighting in Sudan's western Darfur region
has driven 300 000 people from their homes so far this year, UN
humanitarian aid chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday.
She was speaking during a trip to a camp for displaced people outside the North Darfur state capital El Fasher.
United Nations estimates at 300 000 people the number of people who
have fled fighting in Darfur in the first five months of the year," Amos
said, according to an Arabic translation of her remarks.
the United Nations said 50 000 people from southwestern Darfur had fled
to neighbouring Chad in the face of fighting between two feuding Arab
tribes - the Misseriya and Salamat.
A total of 1.4 million people
were already living in camps in Darfur after fleeing their homes during
the uprising against the Arab-dominated regime in Khartoum that broke
out in 2003.