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More than 48,000 Berti affected by militia violence in North Darfur

April 12 - 2015 MELLIT LOCALITY
(file photo)
(file photo)

The death toll among Berti in the recent attacks of the paramilitary Border Guard militias and Central Reserve Police (Abu Tira) on villages of Mellit locality amounts to 106.

48,819 people are affected by the violence, according to reports from Mellit. 7,409 families were displaced. 191 houses went up in flames.

Community leaders in the locality told Radio Dabanga that the Ziyadiya militia attacks on several Berti villages in March have led to mass displacement. The newly displaced are in a dire humanitarian situation, and in need of water, food, health care, and protection.

They called via Radio Dabanga to provide aid to the victims as soon as possible. They also demanded the Sudanese government to compensate the victims, “individually or collectively, so they can take their normal life again”.

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