The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released a snapshot of the latest humanitarian facts and figures on Sudan. Here are a few key takeaways:
1. Displacement Remains High In Sudan. Based on OCHA's estimates, Sudan continues to be one of the top countries in the world for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) due to armed conflict. The western Darfur region continues to have the largest concentrations of displaced individuals in the country.
2. The Aid Network In Darfur Continues To Shrink. The number of NGO's and aid workers serving displaced and threatened populations in Darfur continues to shrink at an alarming rate. As part of it's strategy to crush the people of Darfur, the Sudanese government has used the denial of humanitarian aid as a weapon of war for years. In 2009 there were an estimated 17,700 aid workers in Darfur. As of August of 2014, that number was down to 5,540 and continues to drop.
3. Sudan Still Considered To Be One Of Top Emergencies. From funding needs to growing numbers of displaced persons to levels of acute malnutrition, the humanitarian needs in Sudan remain high.
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