Sudan: With 2.4 million displaced, special rapporteur presses for comprehensive solutions
|Publisher||Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)|
|Publication Date||14 December 2012|
|Cite as||Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), Sudan: With 2.4 million displaced, special rapporteur presses for comprehensive solutions, 14 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50cee2fa2.html [accessed 23 May 2013]|
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The number of people internally displaced in parts of Sudan has increased significantly since last year. Recent fighting has left 1.7 million internally displaced in Darfur, despite some returns, while as many as 557,000 people in South Kordofan and a further 138,000 in Blue Nile State are thought to be internally displaced or severely affected by violence. Some 2.4 million people are currently thought to be displaced across Sudan.
On a recent mission to Sudan, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) pressed the Sudanese authorities and other peace-building actors to focus on the human rights, development and durable solution needs of IDPs across the country. He called for the safe, informed and voluntary return of those of South Sudanese origins to South Sudan, while urging the application of existing agreements including the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur and the Four Freedoms Agreement. Beyani also called on the Government of Sudan to ratify the Kampala Convention, which entered into force last Thursday.