Violence in Sudan's Western Darfur Forces Thousands Into Chad

The UN says attacks, said to have been carried out allegedly by armed nomads, in the town of Masteri in Western Darfur, killed 61 people from the Masalit ethnic community and injured at least 88 on 25 July. Houses were also reported to have been burned to the ground in the town and the surrounding villages. In Chad, the UN in collaboration with the government and humanitarian partners, is relocating the refugees from the border areas to refugee camp further inland, but it says the process has been slow due to heavy rains and poor road conditions.

Darfur displaced (file photo).

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