Protection in Danger Monthly News Brief - December 2019
Early-December 2019: In Fada N’gourma city and department,
Gourma province, Est region, a government representative forbade aid organisations from using their own data on the number of registered IDPs when planning assistance. Instead, agencies have been asked to rely on official government figures when delivering aid, claiming that the goal was to coordinate response efforts better. However, as official data is compiled manually rather than digitally, NGOs received the data late resulting in delayed response. Source: TNH
24 December 2019: In Aribinda town, Soum province, an unnamed IDP camp was attacked by a large group of suspected ISGS militants during a wider assault on the area that also targeted security forces and civilians. Sources: Xinhua, France 24, BBC, Jeune Afrique, VOA Afrique, La Presse, Le Monde and RFI
10 December 2019: In Kakuma town, Turkana county, a clash between South Sudanese and Sudanese refugees at the Kakuma refugee camp caused the deaths of five people, and the injury of five more. Source: Radio Tamazuj
29 December 2019: In Krinding IDP camp, El Geneina, West Darfur state, fighting allegedly took place between Maaliya pastoralists and IDPs. Sources: Dabanga Sudan 30 December 2019: In Al Kereinik, West Darfur state, the Murnei, Kereinkik and Sultan House IDP camps were attacked by Maaliya pastoralists. Source: Dabanga Sudan 30 December 2019: Around El Geneina city, West Darfur State, fighting between Maaliya pastoralists and RSF paramilitaries against Masalit Darfuris was reported in Krinding IDP camp and multiple areas including Delmengi and Majmari villages. Sources: Darfur24 and News on Air, UN News
27 December 2019: In Kigoma, Kigoma Ujiji district, a Burundian refugee was reportedly kidnapped from the Nyarugusu refugee camp.
Source: SOS Medias Burundi