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Girls raped, displaced kidnapped in Mershing, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

MERSHING (29 Aug.) - Militia members raped two displaced girls at a farm in Mershing locality, South Darfur, on Monday. A day later, militiamen kept several displaced people hostage in exchange for money. Five people were robbed by militiamen in Mershing on Wednesday.

One of the Sheikhs of Hashaba camp told Radio Dabanga that the girls, who live in Salwa camp, are 13 and 17 years old. “Pro-government militiamen raped them inside the farm, and also beat them after the rape.”

Displaced people abducted

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Four children die in explosions, West Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

SIRBA/SILEIA (29 Aug.) - Four children died in two separate incidents in Sirba and Jebel Moon locality in West Darfur on Tuesday and Wednesday, when grenades they discovered detonated.

The coordinator of the Sirba camps for displaced people told Radio Dabanga from Manjura in Jebel Moon that Adam Nimeiri Haj (13 years), Abdo Mohamed (12 years), and Haitham Ishag Adam (11 years) were herding goats in the area on Wednesday. They found an unexploded ordnance (UXO), which detonated as they started playing with it, the coordinator explained. They were killed on the spot.

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Five women gang-raped in Central Darfur’s Nierteti

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Radio Dabanga

NIERTETI LOCALITY (28 Aug.) - Militiamen gang raped five displaced women in Central Darfur on Wednesday.

“On Wednesday evening, five women of the Nierteti camps were assaulted by a group of militiamen in the area of Mulgawa, west of Nierteti town,” a camp resident reported to Radio Dabanga from the Nierteti North camp.

“The women were working on their farms, when the attackers raped the women alternately. They then robbed them of their belongings and farming tools.”

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West Darfur displaced hail Paris Declaration

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Radio Dabanga

The West Darfur sector of the Association of Darfur Displaced and Refugees has welcomed the Paris Declaration, signed on 8 August between the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF, an alliance of the main Sudanese rebel movements) and the National Umma Party (NUP).

The Association hailed the contents of the Paris Declaration in a statement issued after a massive meeting of displaced in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, this week. The displaced welcomed the intention of the signatories to comprehensively resolve the armed conflicts and the various crises in the country.

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More than 50 Darfur displaced die from diarrhoea

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Radio Dabanga

ENTRAL DARFUR / NORTH DARFUR (28 Aug.) -

In Nierteti, Central Darfur, 18 children died this week from fever and diarrhoea. In Saraf Umra, North Darfur, at least 20 displaced died of the same ailments. In the Abu Shouk and Korma camps, North Darfur, 21 people died from diarrhoea, eight of them children.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a displaced woman reported from Nierteti town that 18 children died last week of high fever and diarrhoea. “There are dozens of people suffering similar cases.”