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Sudan

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (a) United Nations' and local estimates of the numbers of people displaced in Darfur between January and April of this year; and (b) the humanitarian and security implications for Darfur.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

We remain deeply concerned about the humanitarian and security situation in Darfur. The United Nations estimates that over 70,000 people have been displaced in Darfur this year through a combination of military campaigns and inter-tribal conflict. We continue to urge that UNAMID and all humanitarian personnel be granted full and unhindered access to those affected.

We welcome the recent signing of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur between the Government of Sudan and the Liberation and Justice Movement. We continue to urge all other armed groups to agree an immediate ceasefire and to reach a common agreement based on the Doha Document.

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