Refugee Camps Leave Sudanese Women Vulnerable


The United Nations has reported that more than 80 percent of refugees fleeing fighting in southern Sudan are children and women. Without their husbands, many women face harassment, exploitation and violence in refugee camps.

Thousands of women and children have fled fighting in southern Sudan.

  • Sudan:  Gunmen Accused of Raping Displaced Women

    Radio Dabanga, 31 December 2012

    A group of gunmen reportedly attacked and raped two displaced sisters from Mornei camp in West Darfur on Sunday, 30 December. read more »

  • South Sudan:  Thousands Flee Violence in North-West

    UN News Service, 19 December 2012

    The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan is providing shelter to thousands of civilians, mainly women and children, who have sought protection in a base in the ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Sudan - Civilians Describe Toll of Attacks - AU, UN Should Seek Human Rights Investigation

    Human Rights Watch, 11 December 2012

    The Sudanese government's indiscriminate aerial bombardment and shelling in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states has killed and injured scores of civilians since the conflict ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Sudan Must Find Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons - UN Expert

    UN News Service, 26 November 2012

    A United Nations independent expert today urged the Sudanese Government to boost its efforts to find durable solutions to the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in all ... read more »

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