Bombed out of their villages. Attacked by planes as they flee. It's a living hell for the displaced people of Sudan. Around 350,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes. And on top of this terror, people now have little food. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is providing shelter, vital basic services to keep people healthy, and ensuring they have a place of safety.
Bombed out of their villages. Attacked by planes as they flee. It's a living hell for the displaced people of Sudan. Already around 350,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes. As if this terror were not enough, people now have little food. Ongoing violence in the areas bordering with South Sudan, including recent fighting in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States has driven some 80,000 Sudanese refugees across the border into South Sudan, as well as 33,000 into neighboring Ethiopia.
UNHCR is providing shelter, protecting people from illness, and ensuring they have a place of safety.
In this recent crisis, UNHCR is providing Sudanese refugees with aid through a massive airlift operation including: 2,300 family tents, 16,000 kitchen sets, 36,000 blankets, 21,000 jerry cans, plus thousands of mosquito nets, sleeping mats, and other essential relief items.
UNHCR is actively working in the region providing protection and saving lives. Depending on the extent and length of the conflict in their home country, the UN Refugee Agency will continue its work until refugees are able to safely return home or else relocate to a secure third country. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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