Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

10 November 2012

Sudan: 1.000 People Flee Sigili

Sigili — About 1.000 people, or 140 families, from Sigili in Shawa area, North Darfur, have reportedly fled their village following the militia attack that left 13 people dead last Friday, 2 November, locals told Radio Dabanga.

According to sources, virtually all inhabitants left the Shawa area and are moving to El-Fasher and to Zam Zam camp, they explained to Radio Dabanga on Thursday, 8 November.

In addition, reports concerning a new imminent attack in Sigili by a militia based in Kalimandou, have also influenced the large displacement of residents, according to witnesses.

Sigili residents, who arrived to Zam Zam along with their livestock, claim to have been denied access to drinking water from reservoirs in the region.

Witnesses and activists appealed to UNAMID and to the international community to protect the civilians stranded with their livestock and who are threatened to be attacked once more by government militias.

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