16 April 2012

Sudan: 5,000 Citizens Forced Out of Darfuri Camp

Sharef — South Sudanese citizens living in a camp in the Sharef area of East Darfur had their homes burned down and destroyed on Monday by a group of militia.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga their camp was completely looted yesterday including the clothes they were wearing.

They said today the militants came back and indiscriminately burned down their homes forcing the traumatised camp residents out into the surrounding areas.

Sudanese citizens from neighbouring villages went out to help the camp residents and many took families into their own homes.

The razed camp was reportedly set up in 1991 and was home to more than 5,000 people of South Sudanese origin.

The witnesses said this attack came about after president Bashir gave orders for citizens to mobilise for jihad against rebels.

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