Thousands flee violence in Sudan's Abyei

Unrest in Abyei has sent about 80,000 fleeing for safety in nearby towns and villages.

    Politically speaking the crisis in Sudan's Abyei is diffusing but there is still a lot of pressure on the government  to withdraw its troops from the area - and that is in large part down to the fact that there is a humanitarian crisis developing.

    The disupted area is a region that is usually populated by about 110,000 residents but unrest has sent about 80,000 fleeing for safety in nearby towns and villages, says the UN.

    While both sides agreed to meet in Ethiopia on Saturday to begin talks on how to end the impasse, the immediate problem that should be tackled is looking after the tens of thousands displaced.

    Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros has our report.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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