Huge Displacement from the areas west of El-Fashir, North Darfur
An estimated 35,000 families are on their way to El-Fashir, from the area of Kunjarat near the town of Tawila, as a resulting of the destruction of their homes due the fighting between the Rapid Support Forces and SLA/Mini Minawi. The fighting continued for two days from the 18th to the 19th of March resulting in the death of Mohamedain Haroon Abdalla, a 40-year-old famer, and injuring many others. Civilians, mainly children and women, are running for their lives on foot all the way to El-Fashir in miserable conditions, lacking food and water.
SUDO UK calls on the Government of Sudan to disband the Janjaweed and all other pro-government militias.
SUDO UK calls on the Government of Sudan to allow humanitarian organizations full access to help the displaced and affected people in Darfur.
SUDO UK calls on UNAMID to take strong action in order to fulfil its mandate, including its obligation to “prevent attacks against civilians, within its capability and areas of deployment, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of the Sudan”, and the requirement “to investigate and hold accountable those who are responsible, and promote efforts to disarm the Janjaweed and other militias”.
SUDO UK calls on the Armed Opposition to ensure that its forces does not enter civilian areas and do not put civilian population in danger by making their camps near villages and civilian settlements, throughout the country.