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Sudanese who fled the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, cross the border between Sudan and Chad.


UN: Sudan situation is spiraling

Four months after conflict broke out between rival factions in Sudan, the UN warned this week that the situation is spiraling out of control.

The grim statistics: At least 1 million people – roughly the population of Austin, Texas – have fled to neighboring countries, while over 3 million remain displaced inside Sudan, according to UN data.

At least 380,000 Sudanese have fled to Chad, where they languish in refugee camps, while many others have sought refuge in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Libya – all of which are grappling with their own domestic crises.

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As Sudan war worsens, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says UN must help
As Sudan war worsens, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says UN must help | GZERO World

As Sudan war worsens, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says UN must help

On August 1, the United States will take over the presidency of the UN Security Council.

Ian Bremmer sat down with US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the UN headquarters in New York to find out what’s on the US agenda for the council presidency next month.

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A Sudanese girl who fled the conflict in Darfur stands at her makeshift shelter near the border between Sudan and Chad

A Sudanese girl who fled the conflict in Darfur stands at her makeshift shelter near the border between Sudan and Chad.

Another flareup in Western Darfur

As fighting between two rival army factions in Sudan rages on, the spillover effects on the restive Darfur region are getting worse.

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A snapshot of the humanitarian crisis in Sudan.


The Graphic Truth: Crisis on top of crisis in Sudan

Recent clashes between two military factions in Sudan have brought fresh misery to a people long plagued by conflict – and in some regions genocide – under longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir (1993-2019). Violence in Khartoum, now in its third week, has displaced more than 330,000 people, adding to the millions already displaced as a result of ethnic violence in South Sudan in recent years. When al-Bashir was ousted in a popular uprising in 2019, there were hopes that Sudan could undergo a democratic transition, but those aspirations have mostly been quashed. Here’s a snapshot of the humanitarian toll of recent fighting.

US embassy and navy officials help evacuees from Sudan disembark in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

REUTERS/Mohammed Benmansour

Saudi Arabia to host Sudan peace talks — if they can get there

Amid a shaky ceasefire, Sudan’s warring generals have agreed to pursue negotiations in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi navy officials help civilians onboard their ship to be evacuated from Sudan.

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No truce in Sudan

Fierce fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces resumed on Sunday in Sudan, with the two warring parties accusing each other of violating a fragile ceasefire. The truce was again extended for another 72 hours, but don't keep your hopes up.

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Fleeing Sudanese seek refuge in Chad.


Sudan at risk of biological hazard

As if things weren’t bad enough in Sudan, there’s now growing fear of a biological catastrophe after one of two warring military factions took control of Khartoum’s National Public Laboratory.

The World Health Organization warned Wednesday of a “high risk of biological hazard” at the lab, which stores pathogens like measles and cholera and other hazardous materials.

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People gather at the station to flee from Khartoum.


Fleeing Sudan

As fighting in Sudan between two warring army factions reached its ninth day on Sunday, a wave of countries evacuated their embassies in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. (See this primer on what’s fueling the conflict and who the main players are.)

The US and UK, for their part, announced that they’d evacuated embassy staff and their families in a mission that’s proved increasingly difficult amid heavy shelling that’s kept Khartoum’s five million plus residents hiding in their homes.

Indeed, the Pentagon said it had flown in Navy Seals and Army Special Forces for a mission that lasted less than one hour and resulted in around 70 diplomats and family members being flown out. Still, the US State Department has said that evacuating the 16,000 American citizens there, mostly dual nationals, remains a long shot.

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