Civilians fleeing Darfur clashes in 'dire' conditions: UN

Displaced Sudanese women discuss their concerns with UNAMID personnel at Zam Zam camp for internally displaced people in North Darfur on February 18, 2014Tens of thousands of civilians fleeing weeks of clashes between troops and rebels in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area face “dire” humanitarian circumstances, the United Nations said on Sunday. Fighting in the Jebel Marra has flared between forces loyal to President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on war crimes charges relating to the Darfur conflict, and the Sudan Liberation Army led by Abdelwahid Nur (SLA-AW), which has been battling him since 2003.

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