The 15,000 people who fled from the joint rebel forces’ attacks on El Taweisha and Alliet Jarelnabi in North Darfur to Ghubaysh in West Kordofan are living in a dire situation. 12,000 others, who sought refuge in the neighbouring villages of El Taweisha town, are no better-off.
“The situation in El Taweisha and Alliet Jarelnabi has become extremely difficult,” one of the newly displaced in Ghubaysh told Radio Dabanga. “Only a few people remain there after the rebel attacks. Almost everyone able to flee has now arrived to Ghubaysh. The rebel troops looted all the shops and stores, and the diesel needed for running the mills and the water pump stations. They also set a number of houses on fire in El Taweisha.”
The source added that the people who have remained in El Taweisha and Alliet Jarelnabi are suffering from hunger and thirst, as all the markets goods, donkey carts, and private cars have been stolen.
“The 12,000 people who sought refuge in the neighbouring villages of El Taweisha town are also surviving in bad humanitarian conditions.”
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