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Civilians beaten as West Darfur camp siege enters sixth day

October 12 - 2016 MURNEI
Unamid troops on patrol in Khor Abeche, South Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)
Unamid troops on patrol in Khor Abeche, South Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)

Several displaced residents of Sese camp, north of Murnei in Kereinik locality, have been severely beaten by militiamen who have been besieging the camp for almost a week.

A sheikh of the camp told Radio Dabanga that the camp residents are facing a deepening humanitarian crisis as they are unable to leave the camp to buy food or collect firewood or water for fear of being attacked.

Earlier this week, three women form the camp were left in critical condition after being repeatedly raped and severely beaten by militiamen. The attackers have also released their camels to graze on the farms of the displaced.

The sheikh said that on Tuesday, an Unamid delegation travelled from El Geneina to assess the situation, but the security authorities refused them access to the camp.


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