IDPs who fled El Fasher arrived in the Tawila and neighbouring areas of Jebel Marra, North Darfur on June 3, 2024.

Over 50,000 El-Fasher IDPs arrive Jebel Marra

The ongoing war between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the city of El Fasher, North Darfur State, has forced more than 50,000 residents to flee to the slopes of Jebel Marra where they live in harsh conditions.

The official representative for the General Coordination for Displaced Persons and Refugees, Adam Rijal, told Radio Tamazuj that the flow of the people fleeing the El Fasher war was continuing into the areas controlled by the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), led by Abdel Wahid Mohammed Nour.

“Due to the increase in violence in El Fasher of North Darfur State, citizens from within the neighborhoods and those displaced from the Zamzam and Naivasha camps were forced to flee to Jebel Marra,” Rijal explained.

He described the humanitarian situation of the displaced as dire, due to the lack of food, shelter, water, and medicine.

Rijal stated that the number of the displaced people settled in the Darbat and Tawila had reached 50,000.

He confirmed that there was a relative stability in the areas controlled by SLM, but the leadership was unable to provide the needs of the displaced.

Rijal appealed to international humanitarian organizations to intervene urgently.

One IDP Nusaiba Ismael Mohammed said that she faced severe difficulties before she arrived in the Darbat area.

“Now we have no food or drinking water,” she said.

“Thank God, we reached here safely but we lack almost everything,” Mohammed added.

Aisha Ahmed Abbker Bakhit said that she was initially displaced from the Naivasha camp, but due to the frequent shelling, they were forced to move to the Dirbat in Jebel Marra.

“We are a huge family and now we are here with nothing,” she said Both IDPs appealed to organizations and UNs agencies to provide assistance to the displaced.