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5.3 mln people displaced by war in Sudan: OCHA

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday said that some 5.3 million have fled from the war in Sudan since mid-April when the conflict broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). “With …

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1,200 people displaced by Boko Haram return to Bama

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | At least 1,200 of the more than 100,000 people displaced by Boko Haram violence in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Bama have returned, officials and returnees said Thursday. Bama, a major trading hub on the road to Cameroon and home to 270,000 people, was captured in …

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Kinshasa disputes estimates of displaced people in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Around 230,000 people have been driven from their homes in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government estimated Friday, a vastly different figure from the reports of humanitarian groups in the conflict-torn country. Kinshasa put the figure at “231,241 internally displaced people” compared with the …

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200,000 displaced by ethnic clashes in DR Congo: sources

Bunia, DR Congo | AFP | About 200,000 people have been displaced in ethnic clashes since mid-December in the northeastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a humanitarian source told AFP Tuesday, as escapees spoke of burnt villages and victims being hacked to death. Hema herders and Lendu …

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UN deplores ban on Libya displaced from pro-Kadhafi town

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | The United Nations expressed “grave concern” Friday over the breakdown in a deal to allow thousands of displaced to return to a town that backed Libya’s leader Moamer Kadhafi in its 2011 revolution. “For too many people displacement becomes more protracted every day, as insecurity …

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African footballers in charity match for Boko Haram displaced

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu led a team of African all-stars in a charity football match on Thursday, to raise money for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency and highlight their plight. Kanu, Senegal’s El-Hadji Diouf, Fabian McCarthy of South Africa and Cyrille …

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Boko Haram displaced protest poor conditions in Nigeria camp

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Thousands of Nigerians uprooted from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgency hit the streets of Maiduguri Sunday in protest at food shortages and poor conditions in their refugee camp, demanding they be allowed to go home. More than 2.6 million people have been displaced …

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