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‘Rain destroys 30 homes, relief items seized in South Darfur’

July 29 - 2015 GIREIDA
A Darfur camp in the rainy season of 2013 (file photo)
A Darfur camp in the rainy season of 2013 (file photo)

More than 30 shelters collapsed in the Dar El Salam and Forika camps for the displaced in Gireida locality owing to heavy rainfall on Tuesday. Security agents allegedly confiscated a number of relief items donated to the displaced.

A resident of Forika camp reported to Radio Dabanga that the downpours destroyed 20 homes in Dar El Salam camp, and more than a dozen of shelters in the Forika camp.

“The affected are now living in the open, in a tragic situation,” she said, and appealed to humanitarian organisations to provide coversand other relief items as soon as possible.

According to the source, South Darfur agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) took 100 tarpaulins, 200 blankets, and 200 jerry cans from the displaced.

“After the International Rescue Committee (IRC) conducted an inventory of the needs among the displaced, the organisation distributed a number of relief items to the camps in the locality.

“A group of security personnel arrived during the distribution, and told the camp sheikhs that they are entitled to some of the items,” she reported.

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