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Understanding the Consequences

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Understanding the Consequences

Posted by Maggie Fick on March 7, 2009

Understanding the Consequences

The United Nations’ Office of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA, has released a very helpful “Humanitarian Snapshot” map detailing the severe consequences of the Sudanese government’s decision on Wednesday, March 4, to expel thirteen international humanitarian organizations from Sudan.

Click here to view the map.

The statistics are available in the map and put into context in this blog post by my colleague Emily Roberts, but they bear repeating once more: 

  • Out of the estimated population of 6.3 million people in Darfur, 4.7 million are affected by the conflict.
  • 2.7 million Darfuris are living in camps for the internally displaced and relying on lifesaving humanitarian assistance.
  • Without the assistance provided by the thirteen humanitarian organizations expelled this week, well over a million internally displaced Darfuris will be without food, potable water, and healthcare.