On Thursday 40 displaced persons in Darfur and Sudanese refugees in East Chad told Radio Dabanga’s opinion poll they hope that peace and stability will be achieved by Eid al-Fitr celebrations (end of Ramadan). The people interviewed come from all parts of Sudan.
They told Radio Dabanga they soon hope to be able to peacefully return to their villages. IDPs and refugees also said they have been living in refugee camps for almost 10 years and face serious economic and humanitarian problems due to unemployment, shortage of food, rains and flooding that destroyed their homes and violence of the government and pro-government militia against them.
It is customary that by the end of Ramadan families go shopping for food and clothes for their children. But IDPs and refugees say that due to the problems above they are unhappy and unable to make their families happy.