5 February 2013

Sudan: 'Huge Fire' for Last Two Days Damages Homes At South Darfur Camp

Gereida — Several cattle and donkeys were killed and dozens of homes and a mosque were damaged by a "huge fire" that broke out at the Gereida camp, South Darfur, on Monday, an activist told Radio Dabanga.

The displaced have suffered "heavy losses" by the fire, which is burning for the last two days. He pointed out that the most damaged neighborhoods are Babanusa block, Camp A, Haya Zahra and Foreeka.

Families affected by the flames are currently living "out in the open without any food, medicine or shelter amid cold temperatures".

Until now the displaced have "not received any aid" and the activist is urging government authorities and international agencies to help the victims of the fire.

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