A displaced woman stands amid makeshift structures at a camp in Darfur. 9File photo)

Hundreds of IDPs from Al-Fasher arrive in East Darfur

The locality of Shiaeria in East Darfur State has received hundreds of displaced people fleeing clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and some Darfur movements on one side and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on the other in North Darfur State’s Al Fasher town.

The locality of Shiaeria in East Darfur State has received hundreds of displaced people fleeing clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and some Darfur movements on one side and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on the other in North Darfur State’s Al Fasher town.

According to eyewitnesses, the condition of the displaced people who arrived in Shiaeria is dire.

Adam Isaac Ibrahim, the head of civil society organizations in the Shiaeria locality, told Radio Tamazuj Wednesday that the displaces are arriving in droves and are in desperate need of assistance.

“The ongoing conflict in Al-Fasher city in North Darfur State has pushed a large number of citizens to flee southward towards the Shiaeria locality of East Darfur State,” he said. “The first batch of displaced people arrived in Dar Al-Salam and Khazzan Jadid, and there are large numbers of displaced people along the road between Al-Fasher and Shiaeria.”

He said he expects an increase in the number of displaced people arriving in the next few days.

Isaac urged national and international organizations to provide food aid and work on opening sheltering houses to receive the displaced people.

A citizen from the Shiaeria locality, Ibrahim Ahmed Idris, confirmed the arrival of displaced people from the Zamzam camp in North Darfur to areas in the Shiaeria locality.

He described the living conditions of the displaced people as extremely difficult and said that host communities are also poor due to economic deterioration and rising food prices.

“The Sudanese Agency for Humanitarian Aid and Relief should quickly assess the situation of the displaced people,” Isaac stated. “The locality previously witnessed the movement of over 11,000 people from South Darfur State.”

Another resident, Ibrahim Yusuf Abdelrahman, called for the opening of sheltering houses in the Shiaeria locality to accommodate the displaced people and called on international and regional organizations to provide medicines and relief before the rains which usually come with environmental pollution and diseases.

“The conflicts that took place in Al-Fasher between the Army and the Rapid Support Forces have resulted in the displacement of many people, and although their numbers are not large, it is expected that these numbers will increase in the coming days,” he said.