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Inferno at West Darfur’s Kerendig camp

March 1 - 2015 KERENDIG CAMP
(file photo)
(file photo)

An extensive fire destroyed 144 homes at Kerendig camp for the displaced in El Geneina locality in West Darfur on Saturday.

“Large quantities of food, and agricultural crops were lost in the fire,” a sheikh told Dabanga. “In addition, 54 sheep died, along with a number of horses, donkeys, and hens.

“The fire that broke out at about 2pm, caused the displacement of more than 200 families, who are now living in the open without shelter, food, and water,” he reported.

The sheikh appealed to the West Darfur authorities, and aid organisations in the state to provide urgent assistance to the affected.

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