Over the course of three years of conflict an estimated 2.2 million* people have fled their homes in the province of Darfur in western Sudan. A further estimated 200,000 people have been killed. Civilians are fleeing in response to a campaign of terror, including indiscriminate shootings, rape and burning of villages.
* UNHCR, 2007
World Vision has projects in South Darfur, Khartoum and Blue Nile States. Some of the people of Darfur who have fled their homes have sought refuge in and around the capital, Khartoum. The displaced people World Vision works with in Khartoum are from different regions. Some have come from Darfur – these are mainly women and children; some have remained in the area having fled the civil war in the south; some are from poorer areas in northern Sudan.
In addition to the displaced people from Darfur there are also others who have not returned home following the civil war between the north and south living in Khartoum and Blue Nile States.