Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Sudan: 7,000 flee after government forces raze villages in North Darfur

Source: Radio Dabanga

Khartoum (2 Apr .) - More than 7,000 people have fled their homes in North Darfur after government forces and militants reportedly burned down their villages last week.

'7,000 have left the villages of Adam Khatir, Nagojora, Hamid Dilli, Amar Jadid, Koyo and Duga Ferro near Donki Hosh and fled to the surrounding areas where there is no food, water or shelter,' said a newly displaced witness to Radio Dabanga from a safe area.

'They attacked us for three days, from Tuesday until Thursday evening. They burned down five villages, looted more than 20 and destroyed water wells and pumps,' added the witness.

She appealed to the UN and humanitarian organisations to protect them and provide them with desperately needed assistance.