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    More than a million people have fled Sudan due to conflict, says IOM

    The International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday that more than a million people living in Sudan have been forced into exile since the start of the conflict that erupted nearly four months ago between rival military factions.

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    More than a million people have reportedly left Sudan for neighboring countries since a conflict erupted in mid-April between rival military factions, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

    According to the latest weekly figures published by the organization, the conflict has driven 1,017,449 people from Sudan to neighboring countries, and displaced 3,433,025 others inside the country.

    For nearly four months, fighting has pitted the paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (FSR) against the regular army.

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    “Strong Explosions”

    On Monday, clashes took place in different districts of Khartoum and in a region of Darfur, residents of the East African country reported.

    “Intense airstrikes and strong explosions” resounded in the capital, according to these inhabitants.

    In South Darfur, residents woke up again Monday “to the sound of artillery fire and continue to flee the city”, attacked by paramilitaries, witnesses told AFP.

    “About 20,000 people have been displaced by the violence” which has hit Nyala for several days, according to the UN’s Office of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha), which specifies that the delivery of aid is “hindered”.

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    “Despite the difficulties of access to Nyala hospital because of the bombardments, we received 66 wounded on Sunday, six of whom died,” a medical source from Sudan’s second city told AFP.

    “No Excuses”

    The international community “has no excuse” for its delay in relieving the suffering of the Sudanese population, victim for four months of a conflict between armed groups, leaders of major humanitarian organizations said on Tuesday.

    Women are particularly affected, victims of violence and rape perpetrated by combatants and deprived of adequate psychological and medical assistance, spokespersons for the agencies stressed during a briefing in Geneva.

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    “Our humanitarian appeals can help some 19 million people in Sudan and neighboring countries. However, the two appeals are funded at just over 27%. Please change that,” say these leaders, including the heads of major agencies. UN or private Save the Children and CARE.

    The UN has launched two appeals, one to fund aid within the country to the tune of $2.57 billion, and the other for refugees who have fled Sudan to the tune of $566.4 million. dollars.

    The first is financed at only 25.4%. The second, at 31%.

    With AFP and Reuters

    Source: France 24

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