New displacement in South Darfur

9 March 2014 2014. Nyala: Fatima Abdala, from Barakutili, South Darfur, rests in her small shelter in Kalma camp for Internally Displaced Persons, South Darfur. Thousands of people have been recently displaced following the looting and destruction of a number of villages in the areas of Um Gunya and Hajeer, …

9 March 2014 2014. Nyala: Fatima Abdala, from Barakutili, South Darfur, rests in her small shelter in Kalma camp for Internally Displaced Persons, South Darfur.
Thousands of people have been recently displaced following the looting and destruction of a number of villages in the areas of Um Gunya and Hajeer, South Darfur. About 20,000 of them have settled in the Kalma and Al Salam camps for internally displaced people (IDP), located on the outskirts of Nyala.
The new IDPs, mainly women and children, report of the lack of food, water and shelter. While they are waiting for assistance from the humanitarian community, many have found refuge under trees, carts or furniture. Some have received support from other IDPs in the camps to start building temporary tents.
UNAMID continues to call upon the authorities to allow the Mission unhindered and immediate access to the areas affected by violence, so that it can carry out its core activity for the protection of civilians. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID

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