"I don't know if my husband is safe"

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February 2016: Women and children displaced from Jebel Marra due to fighting take shelter in Tawilla new arrivals site. © OCHA

“He told me to take the children and leave the village immediately,” said Meriam Mohamed Ahmed, recalling the night she last saw her husband when, a month ago, violence broke out in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Abdul Wahid faction of the Sudan Liberation Army.

Meriam’s family is from Sigire village in East Jebel Marra. “Just as we were preparing to leave, our village was attacked. Our homes were burnt and the attackers took everything: our donkeys, sheep, goats and any food we had stored,” she recalled, painfully.

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