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Horrifying and Staggering Stats.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) there are:
- four million IDPs in Sudan (excluding Darfur)
- two million are now in Khartoum , the capital of Sudan
- 325,000 are offered protection in four official IDP camps
- 1.7 million have established around 30 informal settlements, so-called “squatter areas”.

These horrifying figures come from Amnesty International's web-site dealing with what can only be described as the dire situation of internally displaced persons in the Sudan.

"Sudan has the largest population of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the world. An estimated two million IDPs, live in the official IDPs camps and unofficial “squatter areas” in and around Khartoum. Many of the IDPs have fled the conflict in south Sudan and more recently, the conflict in Darfur in Western Sudan. Many of these face forced evection from their residence as the Government pushes ahead with its project to’re-plan' all IDP and squatter settlements in and around Khartoum. The majority of those who do not manage to secure a place on the newly re-planned land, are dumped in a far flung area called Al Fateh III".

Read the complete Amnesty International report here.


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