U.N.: Darfur’s displaced surged in 2013

Jan 24, 2014, 4:57 AM EST
An aerial view shows El-Fasher in North Darfur on July 23, 2008. El-Fasher is the Northern state capital of the arid war torn region of Darfur.
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An estimated 400,000 people fled violence afflicting the Darfur region of Sudan last year, more than the number of those displaced in the previous two years combined, the top United Nations peacekeeping official said Thursday in an appraisal that suggested the decade-old conflict there had taken a turn for the worse.
Background:
Number of Darfur’s displaced surged in 2013 [NYT]
Security situation in Darfur deteriorated in 2013: UNAMID [Sudan Tribune]
U.N.: 400,000 fled Darfur violence last year [AP]

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