Darfur bandits surrender arms

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From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – SOME 48 women are among hundreds of former rebel
fighters reintegrated into the Darfuri society after disarmament in recent
weeks.
This is the first demobilisation exercise in El Daein, East Darfur, since
a civil war broke out in 2003.
The exercise, initially targeting 800 ex-combatants, demobilised and
provided reinsertion packages to 750 ex-combatants drawn from various
armed groups.
These include several units of the Sudan Liberation Army and the Justice
and Equality Movement.
United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) conducted the
exercise in collaboration with Sudan Disarmament Demobilisation and
Reintegration Commission (SDDRC), UN Development Programme and World Food
Programme.
Alsaied Adam, commissioner of East Darfur SDDRC, commended the exercise
and recommended government policies guaranteeing former combatants’
livelihoods in order to encourage more combatants to disarm.
UNAMID has supported similar demobilisation exercises that have taken
place in the other four states of Darfur since 2011.
Over 300 00 civilians have been killed and 3 million displaced during the
ongoing civil war in Darfur, west of Sudan.
Rebel groups are fighting government for allegedly oppressing Darfur’s
non-Arab population.
In September, government reportedly launched chemical weapon attacks on
civilian populations, killing at least 250 people, mostly children.
– CAJ NEWS

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