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4 million people now forcibly displaced by the Sudan crisis – UNHCR

United Nations, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) With more than 4 million people now forcibly displaced by the Sudan crisis, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply worried about deteriorating health conditions across the country, including in refugee camps as well as at border entry points and transit centers in neighboring countries, where people forced to flee are arriving.

Over 4 million people have been forced to flee within Sudan and into neighboring countries since the start of the conflict. This includes nearly 700,000 refugees and asylum-seekers who fled to neighboring countries, and 195,000 South Sudanese forced to return to South Sudan.

Within Sudan, over 3.2 million people have been internally displaced, including more than 187,000 refugees already residing in the country at the start of the crisis.

More funds are desperately needed to support the provision of health care and other live-saving aid. Of the US$566 million required by UNHCR and other partners for the Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) to provide assistance in countries neighboring Sudan, just 29% has been received. The inter-agency response inside Sudan is only 24% funded.

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