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Conflict in Sudan’s Darfur Forces 73,000 to Flee Homes in Month

Fighting between Sudanese government forces and rebels in a mountainous area of Darfur has forced 73,000 people to flee their homes during the past month, the United Nations said.

Violence that began mid-January in Jebel Marra, which straddles three states in the western Sudanese region, has spurred about 30,000 people to seek shelter in Sortony in North Darfur state, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Wednesday in an e-mailed statement.