FAQ: Sudan Independence

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How Were the People of Darfur Affected?

The conflict devastated the Darfur region. At least 300,000 people lost their lives due to fighting and disease, while 2.7 million people were forced to flee their homes, causing a severe humanitarian crisis. Aid groups and the U.S. said the killings amounted to genocide. But the Sudanese government insists the figures are being exaggerated, with President Omar al-Bashir claiming that only 10,000 died due to the conflict.

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