Over Two Million Children Uprooted in Sudan's Conflict - UN

The conflict in Sudan has uprooted more than two million children - an average of more than 700 newly displaced every hour, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Thursday August 24, 2023. Fighting between the Sudanese Army and military rival the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which erupted in April, has displaced 1.7 million children within the country while more than 470,000 have fled across the border to safety.

The conflict has other consequences. Sudanese financial analyst Abdelazim El Amawi predicts a 70% drop in Sudan's revenue. El Amawi pointed to the war-ravaged industrial sector, which represents 21% of the economy, saying that "85 Sudanese factories are located in the state of Khartoum, and have been completely debilitated as a result of the conflict in the capital".


Displaced people in South Kordofan (file photo).

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