Situation updates-Darfur (21st April 2015)

South Darfur-Nyala city 21st April

Abadallah Younis the General Director of the Revenue /Ministry of finance inSouth Darfur, was ambushed and shot dead by three pro-government militia men, in a failed attempted to loot his car, when he was parking the Car in his house at around 8.45pm. He was buried on the following day, but no one was arrested.

South Darfur-Joorof village 21st

In Joorof village south east of Manawashi area, a group of people were attacked by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), when they went out to collect fire wood, killing two (2) and injuring five (5). Some of the villagers traced and followed the attackers who disappeared in west Malum area. The Police of Malum was informed.

East Jabal Marra –Korkolai village 21st April

Two girls went to the outskirt of the village to collect fire wood were attacked and chased by two men from the Rapid Support Forces attempting to rape them. One of the girls managed to run back to the village and informed their families, while the other one was captured and raped by the two men. The villagers rushed to the seen to find the girl in very bad health condition and she was taken to Dirbat hospital. Police was informed.

South Darfur –Kass locality 21st April

A medical crew from the Ministry of Health led by a doctor named Al-Sanossi Mohamed, were attacked by a group of pro-government militia men, attempting to loot the 4x4 vehicle which they were driving. When the driver refused to surrender the car, they opened fire killing three (3) but they failed to kill the doctor and loot the vehicle.

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”.