une 27 - 2016 SHANGIL TOBAYA
The displaced of camp Shaddad in North Darfur’s Shangil Tobaya staged a sit-in protest to demand improved security, when a delegation of UNAMID leadership visited the camp on Sunday morning.
A coordinator of camp Shaddad told Radio Dabanga that about 18,000 displaced people participated in the sit-in, which greeted the UNAMID delegation which came from the state capital of EL Fasher.
Last week Israel awarded refugee status to a Sudanese national for the first time when it recognised Darfuri Mutasim Ali, the leader of a protest movement by asylum seekers, as a refugee.
Israeli Interior Minister Arye Dery made the decision at the recommendation of a professional committee, Haaretz reported on Thursday.
On Wednesday, four vehicles loaded with relief materials were stopped and pillaged on the road between Kass and Shattai localities in South Darfur.
A witness told Radio Dabanga that the vehicles, which belong to the regional authority, were intercepted by a group of militiamen in Land Cruisers, motorcycles and camels under a hail of fire.
The stolen relief materials included food, tents, sheeting, blankets, plates, solar panels, mattresses, tools, household utensils.
The director-general of the South Darfur water corporation on Thursday announced resumption of work on the Nyala drinking water project.
The work on the El Baggara basin will cost more than SDG90 million ($15 million), director-general Adam Idris Dabaka said.
The project aims to supply the South Darfur capital Nyala with and extra 40,000 cubic metres of water a day, by drilling 20 underground wells, and establish an 85-kilometre pipeline between Gireida and Nyala.
Displaced living in camps in West and North Darfur complain about food shortages and the soaring prices of basic commodities during the month of Ramadan. They appeal to humanitarian and charity organisations to intervene.
A sheikh of one of the ten camps for the displaced around the West Darfur capital El Geneina complained to Radio Dabanga that the prices of consumer goods rose again with the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan.