South Darfur’s Kalma camp demands UNAMID unit

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The leaders of Kalma camp in Nyala locality, South Darfur, have decided that there must be a Unamid protection unit at the camp. They threaten to stop the irregular Unamid police patrols at the camp if the unit is not established within five days.

Saleh Eisa, the Secretary General of Kalma camp, explained to Radio Dabanga that the camp leaders met on Saturday, after numerous requests by the displaced for more protection. “The camp population is terrified by reports about recent Rapid Support Forces’ attacks on Tawila town, and the adjacent Rwanda camp for the displaced in North Darfur.

“During the meeting, we discussed the work of Unamid at Kalma camp, and took several decisions, which we submit to Unamid chiefs on Tuesday. The decisions include the presence of Unamid protection unit at the camp, to be established within five days. If this does not happen, we will block the work of the Unamid police inside the camp. They are supposed to be present at the camp for twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.”