at least 40 people have been killed and 58 injured since last Saturday The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) clashed in West Darfur on the western border of Sudan, which borders Chad, on Monday.
“Since April 3, 40 people have died Recent clashes between Masalit and Arab tribes“The OCHA said on its website.
UN agency guarantees “The situation in Geneina is still tense”In the capital of West Darfur, gunshots were heard in certain communities in the city on Monday afternoon as the two sides continued to mobilize troops.
Shocked at reoccurring today For the second day in a row between the Arab tribe and the African Al Masalit tribe A member of the latter clan was killed in an unspecified incident.
Al Duma, who belongs to Al Masalit, stated that the militias came from neighboring countries to support the tribe and The conflict continues this Monday Therefore, he is preparing to issue a decree requiring the city to enter a state of emergency and impose a curfew.
Residents who requested anonymity explained to Efe that they heard gunfire from heavy weapons and saw heavy smoke from a block in downtown Geneina.
The Medical Council pointed out that one of the “criminal gangs” in the city yesterday Attacked an ambulance with paramedics And all the people who entered were injured.
He also said that so far, hospitals in the area and surrounding areas are still receiving treatment “More victims”, But does not provide more details.
Last January, there was another conflict between Arab and African tribes After a young man died In a camp for displaced persons near Geneina.
These incidents took place at the Darfur peacekeeping mission of the United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, To end his thirteen-year tenure in the regionAlthough many residents expressed opposition, including those who settled in 155 camps for displaced persons in the area.
In February last year, the United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that the number of newly displaced people in Darfur in January exceeded that for the whole of 2020, and 129,000 people were affected.