UN says 80,000 have fled fighting in Darfur’s Jebel Marra

UNITED NATIONS- The United Nations said Tuesday it has verified that 80,000 people have fled a conflict that began in January in Darfur’s Jebel Marra region, a stronghold of a Sudan Liberation Army faction which is one of the main rebel groups fighting Sudanese security forces. UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told the UN Security Council that the UN humanitarian office has received reports of as many as 127,000 more people who have been displaced by fighting, particularly in central Darfur, but the number can’t be verified because of lack of access. He said 2.6 million people remain displaced in Darfur, with 1.6 million civilians living in some 60 camps in the vast western region in Sudan.

via ynetnews.com

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