IOM: 3,000+ Displaced persons entered from Sudan over past month

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sudan has declared that 3,380 displaced people over the past month have entered Libya coming from Sudan.

A report issued by the IOM stipulated that 2,880 displaced persons arrived in the city of Kufra, while 500 have arrived in Umm al-Aranib. The overall number is made up mostly of foreign migrants, as approximately 600 out of the total 3,380 who crossed the border were Libyan citizens returning to the country.

The IOM indicated that the largest group of foreign migrants were Sudanese nationals who amounted to 1,034 refugees. The registered displaced persons crossing from Sudan to Libya included also 220 Chadians, 26 Ethiopians, 16 Somalis, 9 Nigerians, 9 Eritreans, 6 Egyptians, 3 Nigeriens, and one from Burkina Faso.

The organization added that the UN detention center in Kufra is currently hosting 360 displaced persons, of several nationalities, noting that they live in difficult conditions.

Since mid-April, Sudan has been witnessing violent battles in several cities, between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sudan


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