Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

7 December 2012

Sudan: 280 Displaced Families Arrive At Zam Zam

Zam Zam Camp — An activist from Zam Zam camp near El-Fasher, North Darfur, announced that 280 families from East Jebel Marra have arrived at the camp on Friday, 7 December.

He asserted these families are fleeing aerial bombardments and ground assaults, in addition to the looting of thousands carried out by pro-government militias around East Jebel Marra one week ago.

Many of the individuals are in poor health after walking for seven days to reach the camp, the source continued.

The displaced come mainly from Dali, Koto, Hashaba, Umm Kadaldal, and other surrounding villages, the activist claimed.

However, another 180 families who did not have transportation means were left behind in Umm Qaigo area, located east of Tabet, the activist revealed. Most of them are children, women and elderly and are living under trees without food or water, he stressed.

The families who arrived at Zam Zam are now reportedly occupying the southern part of the camp, namely district Tukumary.

The activist appealed to humanitarian and human rights organizations to provide them support and save the other stranded families, who are not safe.

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