The United Nations said, on Monday, that more than 16,000 people have been displaced by tribal violence in the state of South Darfur, western Sudan, during the past days.
A statement issued by the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan stated, “Clashes erupted on December 23, in Beleil locality, South Darfur, following a quarrel that took place on December 21, between members of the Rizeigat and Dajo tribes, and escalated rapidly.” to tribal violence.
He added, “Several villages were burned in Beilil locality in South Darfur state, and about 16,200 people were displaced to Dreij, Kalma, Beilil and Duma camps.”
The statement stated that the displaced people are in dire need of humanitarian aid, and that humanitarian organizations will conduct a needs assessment for the affected villages from 26 to 29 December.
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And on Sunday, the Sudanese authorities announced that they had dispatched joint forces of 57 military vehicles to resolve chaos and tribal violence in the state of South Darfur.
On Sunday, the General Coordination for Displaced Persons and Refugees in Darfur announced that the death toll from tribal violence in South Darfur, since Friday, has risen to 12, in addition to 42 injured.
The state authorities imposed a state of emergency and a curfew in the night district due to the tribal violence.
From time to time, many areas in Darfur witness bloody fighting between Arab and African tribes, as part of conflicts over land, resources, and grazing paths.