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Central Darfur farmers 'pray for rain'

August 20 - 2015 CENTRAL DARFUR
Dried-up dam in West Darfur (postconflict.unep.ch)
Dried-up dam in West Darfur (postconflict.unep.ch)

Farmers in Central Darfur conducted traditional 'rain prayers' this week, to prevent the failure of the coming harvest, owing to the late and irregular start of the rainy season.

“There is a big chance that the current agricultural season will significantly fall short to expectations,” a farmer told Radio Dabanga from Bindisi.

“The authorities need to develop an urgent plan to confront the worst,” he said. “The situation is particularly acute in Bindisi, Mukjar, Garsila, and Um Dukhun localities, as well as the area of Foro Baranga in West Darfur.”

El Malam valley

The residents of El Malam in East Jebel Marra last week welcomed the water flowing into Wadi El Malam.

A villager from the area told Radio Dabanga that the water course is usually filled by water coming from Jebel Marra by the end of June. “We are very glad that the rainy season has finally begun.”


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