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Fires erupt in three Central Darfur camps

March 31 - 2017 GARSILA
(file photo)
(file photo)

Camps for displaced people in Central Darfur have witnessed a series of fires that have destroyed the full contents of 49 homes in the past two weeks.

A Sheikh reported to Radio Dabanga that one of the fires broke out in Jebelein camp for displaced people, during which five homes were destroyed. 44 other homes were torched in Jebelein, Jeddah and Ardeba camps.

The losses have been estimated at more than SDG1 million ($149,370), the Sheikh said. “Affected people are living in the open in dire humanitarian situations.”

He has appealed to the government and organisations to provide them with the necessary support they need.

The wind and dry weather at this time of year have also caused fires in the market of Gireida and Nyala in South Darfur this week.

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