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300,000 Flee Sudan’s Jazeera State as RSF Paramilitaries Expand Control

HeadlineDec 28, 2023

The United Nations warns some 300,000 people in Sudan have been forced to flee the state of Jazeera as paramilitaries with the feared Rapid Support Forces have pressed further south from the capital Khartoum, expanding their war against Sudan’s army while pillaging supplies of food and valuables. On Wednesday, the leader of the RSF, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, said he had met with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni in his first appearance outside Sudan since he launched a campaign of violence aimed at the ouster of Sudan’s ruling military junta. The RSF has since been accused of carrying out a genocide in West Darfur. Seven million people are displaced, and almost two-thirds of Sudan’s population, or about 30 million people, are in need of humanitarian assistance.

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