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Displaced evicted from homes in South Darfur camp

August 9 - 2016 NYALA
Women and children at Kalma camp for the displaced near Nyala, South Darfur (file photo)
Women and children at Kalma camp for the displaced near Nyala, South Darfur (file photo)

A number of displaced families are living out in the open in a camp in South Darfur after government authorities removed 38 homes without offering alternative housing.

The affected families live in Square 2 of Sakali camp for displaced people in Nyala locality. Their homes have ostensibly been removed to create space for the planned police centre in the camp, the secretary of the Darfur Displaced Women Association told Radio Dabanga.

“The families, some of which have school children, are living in the open without shelter,” secretary Awatif Abdelrahman said. “The government left them to their own devices, without finding an alternative or other compensation – they have been displaced twice”

She said that they filed a complaint to the state Minister of Urban Planning and the state prosecutor, who she said ordered the removal. Yesterday the concerned authorities had not yet provided any compensation or alternatives.

Abdelrahman said that the representatives of Sakali camp are housing a number of the families at the camp's nutrition centre. Others are being hosted in the homes of other displaced people.


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