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Eid El Fitr: messages from Sudanese refugees and displaced

July 17 - 2015 CHAD / DARFUR
File photo: Women use fuel-efficient stoves to cook their meals in the Rwanda camp for the displaced in Tawila, North Darfur (Albert Gonzalez Farran/Unamid)
File photo: Women use fuel-efficient stoves to cook their meals in the Rwanda camp for the displaced in Tawila, North Darfur (Albert Gonzalez Farran/Unamid)

Sudanese living in camps for refugees in eastern Chad and displaced persons in Darfur send out their messages and wishes on occasion of Eid El Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Refugees in eastern Chad hope Darfur will be 'freed from violence and other heinous crimes', and that the region will see stability again as other 'Muslim countries' do. Zein Mohamed Ahmed, an activist living in camp Djabal, said refugees still remember celebrating Eid El Fitr in their own country and hope they are able to do that again soon. He said the 400,000 Sudanese refugees living in 13 camps in eastern Chad, face daily hardships due to the bad humanitarian conditions in these sites.

In Central Darfur, camps residents congratulated the Sudanese people and 'particularly fellow displaced' on the occasion of Eid El Fitr. The coordinator of the Central Darfur camps said that, despite the difficulties, the displaced persons are thankful they were able to fast and break it everyday according to traditions.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, the coordinator expressed hope that this is the last time displaced people celebrate Eid El Fitr in camps and that "the power of God will help disarming the evil-doers in the [ruling] National Congress Party".  


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