Refugee centres under siege in Darfur strife
The tensions have resulted shooting and killing of six civilians, including two children, by armed local tribes in Sortony, North Darfur, at a site for people recently displaced from the mountainous Jebel Marra area
The killing of the displaced people and the injuring of an unconfirmed number of other individuals, including a peacekeeper from the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), occurred after a reported rise in tensions between displaced people and armed tribesmen over cattle raiding.
The injured are being treated at a medical clinic in Sortony.
Emergency relief to tens of thousands of displaced civilians from the Jebel Marra, an area that straddles three Darfur states, is ongoing since February.
In Sortony, Sudanese aid workers from five national and international organisations, including the government’s Water and Environmental Sanitation department and a national NGO are providing emergency relief including food, water and sanitation, emergency shelter and household supplies and nutritional supplements to treat those suffering from
United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Marta Ruedas, condemns the reported increased hostilities between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Abdul Wahid faction of the Sudan Liberation Army.
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