24 May 2018

Sudan: Militia Attack Central Darfur Camp - Three Displaced Dead, 12 Injured

Garsila — Three displaced people were killed and 12 more injured in two attacks, allegedly by Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militiamen on Aradeiba camp in Garsila in Central Darfur. On Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, three displaced people were killed and 12 others were wounded in two attacks by the militias.

El Shafee Abdallah, the coordinator of Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga that a group of RSF stationed at the eastern gate of Garsila launched an attack on Abuja market at the Aradeiba camp and fired live ammunition at the displaced people on Tuesday and Wednesday.

He explained that the attack resulted in killing Mousa Daoud (27) Zakariya Yongour (29), and Maryam Abdelrahim (35), and wounded 12 others. He reported that the RSF continued to fire and besiege the camp throughout Wednesday.

The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association held the government of Central Darfur and the militias full responsibility for the separate attack on Monday that killed one and wounded at least 10 displaced persons at Aradeiba camp.

Hussein Abusharati, the spokesman for the Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association, described the attack on Aradeiba and Khamsa Dagayeg camps as an indication to the government's lack of seriousness in the disarmament campaign.

He called on the international community and Unamid to provide protection to the displaced.

He condemned the silence of the international community to what is happening in the camps in Darfur.

He called on the United Nations to immediately act to stop what is happening in the displaced camps.

In addition, he called on the United Nations and the European Union to intervene and investigate the attack on Aradeiba and Khamsa Dagayeg camps.

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