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40,000 People Flee Darfur Violence-OCHA

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stomach http://clasharama.com/wp-includes/class-wp-user.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Fighting took place in and around the Um Gunya area, viagra approved http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-includes/vars.php about 50km southeast of Nyala, store http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-themes-list-table.php the capital of South Darfur State.


Clashes were also reported on 26 February in the vicinity of Galdi village, about 24km southeast of Nyala.


Since 26 February, violence increased dramatically in the area when the Rapid Support Force (RSF), a Government-allied militia that recently redeployed to South Darfur from North Kordofan, joined the fight against armed movements in support of SAF.


Following the fighting, civilian displacement was reported from the villages of Um Hegair, Barka Tolly, Basshma, Donkey Diraisa, Gureiga and surrounding villages.


An estimated 14,000 people sought shelter in Al Salam camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), an estimated 5,500 people in Kalma IDP camp and between 10,000 and 20,000 people in Sania Deleiba village, according to the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and local sources.

According to inter-agency rapid needs assessment conducted in Sania Deleiba, the main needs of the displaced people are food, non-food relief items, access to clean water and sanitation, health services and protection.


Aid agencies are mobilising resources to meet their needs.


The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is registering and verifying the newly displaced people in Sania Deleiba and their exact numbers will be available later.


IOM also received reports of an additional 7,800 people who arrived in Beleil IDP camp.


The people in Sania Deleiba and Beleil IDP camp have yet to be verified. The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reports that some 200 displaced people from Hegair village have arrived in Labado town, East Darfur.


In addition, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has reported that an estimated 250 displaced people left Al Salam IDP camp and have arrived in Nyala town.


Displaced people from Um Gunya in Al Salam camp near Nyala (UN) Sudan Hu in Kalma and Al Salam IDP camps.


In Kalma IDP Camp, the international NGO American Refugee Committee (ARC) is extending water pipes from the water yard to the areas where the newly arrived displaced people have taken refuge.


ARC and Care International Switzerland (CIS) will provide two additional water bladders to increase water supply and CIS will provide 24 communal latrines.


For health services, the clinics run by the international NGOs Merlin and International Medical Corps (IMC) will provide the new arrivals with assistance.


ARC has started operating an additional clinic in the camp.


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has provided the additional clinic with medicine, reproductive health equipment and dignity kits for women.


In Al Salam IDP camp, there is not enough water to cover the needs of all the people in the camp, including people who have newly arrived.


The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Government’s Water and Environmental Sanitation Department (WES) have intensified efforts to repair four broken hand pumps, to increase the pumping hours from other water yards and to bring in additional water with by tankers.


There is a nutrition centre operated by IMC in the camp and discussions are underway to see if an additional mobile clinic is required to meet the needs of new arrivals.


Once verified, the new arrivals to the camp will receive a one-month emergency food ration from the World Food Programme (WFP) and a full package of emergency household items from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

(OCHA)

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