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Situation updates-Darfur (14th -15th April 2015)

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Dirty bombs in East Jabal Marra and the RSF continued killing and looting the Civilians in Darfur -14th and 15th April 2015

East Jabal Marra -Dofta village/East of Fanga rea - 14th April

A group of the Rapid Support Forces came to Dofat market and bought some meat from two (2) butchers named (Mohamed Suleiman Musa and Mohamed Abdo-alkareem). When the butchers asked for their money, the RSF opened fire killing the two butchers and walked away.

East Jabal Marra -Tagal village 15th April

As the result of the constant bombardment in the area in East Jabal Marra by the government airplanes, an unknown disease emerges after the bombardment killing the citizen in East Jabal Marra. As described by an eye witness: the bombs explosion leave a heavy dust which cause coughing and itching on the whole body and reddish eyes and after few days swelling on the legs, hands and heavy diarrhoea which leads to an immediate death of the victims. There are also reports of deformities on the new born babies. On 15th April in Tagal village two (2) children were reported dead as a result of this new disease, those are Mayada Omer and Adam Omer.

East Jaball Marra Ronga village 15th April

On the 15th of April at around 10.00am an ANTONOV plane bombarded a drinking water source near Ronga village, killing fourteen (14) people, injuring eighteen (18) including children and a number of Cattle and burning large farming land.

South Darfur-Nyala city 15th April

Although Nyala city is in the state of emergency and there is curfew as from 9.00pm but still the citizens are feeling unsafe even in the day light, as the killing and looting continued and no one is safe even the government employees and officials. When they are doing their daily routine work, a group of labours from the government national electric corporation where attacked by an unknown gun men, looted their 4x4 vehicle, shot and severely injured the driver and ran away.

SUDO UK calls on the Government to disband the Rapid Support Forces as well as the Janjaweed as these are consistently committing human rights abuses in Darfur. All those individuals or groups responsible for committing human rights violations must be brought to justice. SUDO UK calls on UNAMID to take strong action in order to fulfil its mandate, including its obligation to “prevent attacks against civilians, within its capability and areas of deployment, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of the Sudan”, and the requirement “to investigate and hold accountable those who are responsible, and promote efforts to disarm the Janjaweed and other militias”.