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Fire destroys homes in Saraf Umra

April 27 - 2012 Saraf Umra

A fire destroyed 25 homes in Malisah village in Saraf Umra, North Darfur on Thursday.

A villager told Radio Dabanga that the fire seems to have started at a rubbish dump set aloght by an unknown person, spreading to destroy 25 homes made of straw.

He said the wind helped the fire to spread quickly along with the absence of the villagers who were at their farms collecting food.

He appealed to authorities and organisations to provide relief to the villagers.

Fire destroys more homes in Mileh camp

Another fire broke out in Mileh refugee camp in eastern Chad on Thursday destroying eight homes.

A resident told Radio Dabanga that the fire started while a family were cooking and quickly spread, burning down eight homes before it was put out.

He said the affect families are now expose in the open with no shelter, along with 60 other families affected by last Tuesday's fire.

The resident appealed to humanitarian organisations to provide urgent aid and support to the affected families.

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