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Million of Refugees and Displaced Return to 762 Villages in Darfur, Says Humanitarian Aid Report

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Khartoum, Dec. 29 (SUNA) - The number of the returnees in Darfur States, according to the Voluntary Repatriation Programme for Refugees and Displaced Persons has amounted to more than one million persons who were settled in 762 villages in Darfur. The Commissioner of the Humanitarian Aid, Hassabu Mohamed Abdul-Rrahman attributed the improvement of the humanitarian aid situation to the national and international efforts and the implementation of the presidential decisions, which included setting up of joint central and state working mechanisms. The reports of the Humanitarian Aid Commission indicated that the efforts being exerted by the international community have contributed to the improvement of the situation by increasing the missions of Arab countries and organizations operating in Darfur. The report also referred to the scarcity of the security incidents that target relief convoys and the premises of aid workers, besides the concentration of the international community on work in the voluntary repatriation areas. IF/MO