Guterres: Sudan and South Sudan face “massive humanitarian emergency”

Friday 27th, January 2012 / 15:33 Written by

 The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, currently called the devastating situation in Sudan and South Sudan a “massive humanitarian emergency”.


The situation in the three disputed states of South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Jonglei becomes increasingly critical. Since South Sudan became officialy independent in last year’s July, the mentioned states face ongoing conflicts with local groups and between the two governments of Sudan and South Sudan. Many factors play a role in these areas and the situation currently takes on threatening dimensions. Particularly alarming is the amount of displaced people resulting from violent clashes in the regions. Thousands are fleeing from the violence and missing infrastructure makes these waves of refugees even more complicated.

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