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Officials warn of looming humanitarian crisis in Sudan

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7437.424-b (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:424
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The recent escalation of fighting in western Sudan's Darfur province has led to a crisis in oneof the world's most inhospitable regions, with thousands of people fleeing into the desert. Agencies have been able to reach only 15% of people in need, with some three million people remaining beyond access.

    The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports: “Half of Darfur's six million people are directly affected by the conflict. The number of people who have fled from Darfur to Chad has nearly doubled to 110,000 in the past three …

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