Sudan-South Sudan: Destruction and desolation in Abyei

Sudan-South Sudan: Destruction and desolation in Abyei

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Index Number: AFR 54/041/2011
Date Published: 20 December 2011
Categories: Sudan

More than 100,000 inhabitants of Abyei were displaced by renewed conflict in the disputed region in May 2011. Their homes and properties were looted and burned to the ground and they now remain stranded in dire conditions in makeshift camps in South Sudan where they suffer from lack of food, clean water and sanitation. In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the Government of Sudan, the Government of South Sudan and the United Nations in order to create the necessary security conditions for the prompt return to Abyei of the displaced population.


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