Darfur conflict displaces 300,000 in five months, UN says

by BBC News

The UN’s top humanitarian aid official, Valerie Amos, said the refugees were forced to live in terrible conditions and faced chronic food shortages. As many as 1.4 million remain homeless after the decade-long conflict in Darfur Photo: AFP

Some 300,000 people have fled resurgent fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region in the first five months of this year, the UN’s top humanitarian official said.

This was more than the number of people displaced there over the last two years put together, Valerie Amos said.

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