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Nine raped, including minors, near North Darfur camp

March 1 - 2016 EL FASHER
Darfuri woman returns home with straw (Didier Ruef)
Darfuri woman returns home with straw (Didier Ruef)

Gunmen raped nine displaced women from Zamzam camp in North Darfur on Saturday 27 February. Among them were four minors.

The camp coordinator in El Fasher locality told Radio Dabanga that a group of gunmen riding camels attacked the displaced girls and women when they were out collecting hay northwest of Zamzam.

The attackers took the group to an adjacent valley at gunpoint,, where they raped the five women and the girls, aged 11, 12, 14, and 15 years. “They were at their hands for a full day and systematically raped,” the coordinator said. “They were not released until the next day.”

The four girls are being treated in the hospital in El Fasher, as all are either in shock or coma.

The coordinator called upon the authorities to arrest the perpetrators and to put an end to the abuses by pro-government militiamen against the displaced population.

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