Assisting the Vulnerable Conflict-Affected in Darfur Quarterly Report (Jan-March 2014)
In early 2014 a new wave of violence across Darfur generated enormous additional humanitarian needs. Hostilities and violence involving Government forces supported by the Rapid Support Force, a Government-affiliated militia, and armed movements in Darfur have expanded and the conflict has spread across much of North and South Darfur, with some spillover effects to Central, West and East Darfur states. Civilian populations bear the brunt of the recent hostilities and insecurity. While access for humanitarian assistance activities has seen an improvement in recent days, ongoing displacement provoked by threats to life and the physical destruction of property; poor protection of civilians; climate; and constrained operating conditions, funding, resources and implementation continues to be of significant concern of the aid community.