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Man killed near site for Jebel Marra displaced

February 19 - 2016 KABKABIYA
The Deputy Joint Special Representative, Bintou Keita, visited Sortoni, North Darfur, on 8 February, to assess the situation of the newly displaced people from Jebel Marra who sought safety near the Unamid team site (Captain Hagen Siegert/Unamid)
The Deputy Joint Special Representative, Bintou Keita, visited Sortoni, North Darfur, on 8 February, to assess the situation of the newly displaced people from Jebel Marra who sought safety near the Unamid team site (Captain Hagen Siegert/Unamid)

A displaced man was killed near the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping Mission in Darfur's team base in Sortoni, in North Darfur's Kabkabiya locality, on Thursday.

A listener told Radio Dabanga that militiamen attacked a group of newly displaced people in Sortoni, in southeast Kabkabiya, at 9 pm in an attempt to rob them of their belongings. The attackers shot dead Ibrahim Sharaf when the group refused to cooperate.

Sortoni is north of the Jebel Marra Massif. About 57,648 civilians sought refuge at the peacekeepers' base as of 15 February from the ongoing air raids and government-rebel fighting in Jebel Marra. Unamid reported that the recent spike in the numbers are yet to be verified.

A fixed and one mobile clinic have started providing primary health care services in Sortoni, the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today. They are run by Médecins Sans Frontières–Spain, the UN Children's Agency, the State Ministry of Health, and local NGO Anhar.

On 11 February, a 24-truck UN aid convoy reached Sortoni and delivered food, shelter, medical and essential household supplies to the newly displaced people.


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