Up To 173,000 Recently Displaced In Darfur

in the first half of 2015

Posted by OBS Team on October 28th, 2015
Sudan Update

In a meeting that lasted a mere 31 minutes on October 28, Assistant Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet warned the U.N. Security Council of a worsening political and security situation in Darfur. 

Mulet said that from December 2014 to June 2015, forces loyal to the Government of Sudan had implemented the second phase of it's summer counter-insurgency operation, which directly contributed to the 104,000 newly confirmed civilian displacements as well as 69,000 unconfirmed displacements. 

It is now estimated that a total of 2,600,000 Darfuris are displaced due to government aerial bombings and attacks by the Sudan Armed Forces and their associated militias, some of which are now fighting each other and Darfuri rebel movements.

Mulet also brought up another severe, ongoing issue the U.N. Security Council has yet to deal with: the enormous challenges UN peacekeepers and humanitarian actors are currently facing in Darfur. The Government of Sudan continues to restrict air and ground movement of humanitarian agencies, citing security reasons.  Meanwhile, attacks against and intimidation of U.N. peacekeepers continue to increase. On September 27, a South African U.N. peacekeeper was killed. 

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