West Darfur: Flash Report, 7 Jan - 13 Jan

from United Nations Population Fund
Published on 14 Jan 2020 View Original

Situation Overview

Humanitarian partners continue to assist people affected by inter-communal violence between Massalit and Arab tribespeople in and around El Geneina town, where a dispute in Krinding IDP camp (approx. 3 km east of El Geneina) on 28 December 2019, fueled a series of incidents and killed 54 people and injured 60.

It further resulted in widespread internal displacement of people, and Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and partners estimate that approximately 40,000 people have been displaced, including 32,000 from three IDP camps (Krinding 1, 2, and Al Sultan camp), and the rest from Kreding, Bab Al Jenan, Dar AlSalam, and Dar Alnaiem.

Approximately 5,488 have crossed the border into Chad. People have taken refuge in 41 different localities in El Geneina, including schools and local government buildings The security situation is noted to have improved, but IDPs continue to feel at risk and unsafe, as fires and looting of homes, shops and building are still happening in the camp and they are reluctant to return. Government authorities informed humanitarian partners that they have established security points and deployed security forces in the camps. According to media reports, Prime Minister Dr. Abdallah Hamdouk said in a press statement that the two parties committed to a cessation of hostilities, nonaggression, and keeping peace and stability in the area.