Renewed Sudan clashes leave over 60,000 homeless

The International Organization for Migration announced on Tuesday that over 60,000 Sudanese individuals sought refuge in neighboring countries during the past week, amid the conflict between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The organization reported the information in the 17th update on the humanitarian situation in Sudan. The organization has been issuing these weekly reports since the start of the conflict in Sudan on April 15th.

The organization also mentioned that the number of newly internally displaced individuals across Sudan has reached 3,282,303, while those who have crossed borders to neighboring countries is approximately 986,451 individuals.

The latest refugee count resulting from the conflict, issued by the organization on August 2nd, exceeded 926,000 individuals.

The majority of Sudanese refugees have reportedly sought refuge in Egypt, Libya, Chad, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

In general, the conflict between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces has forced more than 4.2 million individuals to be displaced and seek refuge since the outbreak of the clashes, according to the report.

The report clarified that the majority of the displaced individuals are from the Khartoum state, accounting for 71.24%, followed by North Darfur at 8.54%, and then South Darfur at 7.52%.

Since mid-April, the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been engaged in clashes that a series of ceasefires have failed to halt. This has resulted in over 3,000 deaths, mostly civilians, and approximately 4 million internally displaced individuals and refugees inside and outside the country, according to the United Nations.

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