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‘24,000 families affected by tribal fighting in East Darfur’: HAC

May 17 - 2015 ED DAEIN
(file photo)
(file photo)

According to a preliminary needs assessment by the East Darfur state Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), 24,000 families in Abu Karinka locality were affected by the clashes between Ma’aliya and Rizeigat tribesmen last Monday. 656 houses were destroyed.

“The victims are in need of water, food, shelter, and medicines,” East Darfuri HAC Commissioner Abdu Abdelmahmoud told reporters in Ed Daein, capital of East Darfur, on Friday.

Investigation committees

The Sudanese Ministry of Justice has established a high-level committee to investigate the fighting on Monday, which led to the death of at least 100 tribesmen.  

Justice Minister Mohamed Bushara Dosa announced on Friday that a committee had been established, consisting of senior officials of the ministries of Justice, Defence, Interior Affairs, the NISS, Military Intelligence, and the Higher Federal Affairs Council, to investigate the clashes.

The committee will be supported by a military force, to arrest those involved in the fighting, and enforce the rule of law. Another committee will be formed to investigate the losses. 


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