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151 displaced families reach Kassab camp, North Darfur

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151 newly displaced families have arrived at Kassab camp in North Darfur’s Kutum locality.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Sheikh Taher Ismail, the head of Kassab camp in Kutum localityreported that 151 families from ten villages in the area of Wadi Na'am reached the camp. They fled widespread attacks by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces late March.

“These families, existing mostly of women and children, have lost everything. They arrived in groups, entirely exhausted, with many children coughing, and suffering from diarrhoea. Unamid and the camp population provided them with some food.”

“Humanitarian organisations operating in Kutum locality have visited the newly displaced families without providing them with any assistance so far.” The sheikh appealed to these organisations to “speed up aid, and assist the families who are still living in the open without food, shelter or medicines, especially as the rainy season is approaching”.