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North Darfur IDP camps reject Doha agreement

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Rwanda, Dali, Tebra (31 Jan .) - Three internally displaced persons camps Rwanda, Dali and Tebra in North Darfur have rejected the offer by Ibrahim Gambari, head of the joint UN/African Union Mission in Darfur to support the Doha Document for Peace and return to their villages.

On Sunday, camp leaders and representatives of women and youth met with Gambari to discuss the Doha peace agreement.

After a long debate, a camp leader said to Radio Dabanga the UNAMID chief asked them to raise their grievances and demands in a memorandum.

The note handed to Gambari demanded thorough investigations on the ground before citizens could begin thinking about voluntary return.

The leaders stated the need for real security. Camp residents expected the disarmament of militia groups and the expulsion of such groups from their villages as well as trials for perpetrators of crimes committed in Darfur.

The memorandum also laid out the need for the provision of basic services, as well as compensation for individuals and the collective.

At the end of the note camp representatives flagged up the urgent issue of insecurity. They asked for protection for IDPs from armed groups currently stationed in and around the camps that continue to terrorize residents with rape, looting and murder.

Dar El Salam to hold workshops on Doha agreement

Civil society organizations in Dar El Salam locality in North Darfur are to collaborate with UNAMID and local schools to hold workshops about the Doha Document for Peace, to allow citizens to participate in the Doha Implementation process.

Sources said seminars and various forums will be held to open contribution for citizens of the area to participate in the process of obtaining sustainable security and stability in Darfur.