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Sese asks Darfur elders to cooperate with ‘camp re-planning’

July 29 - 2015 NYALA
The opening of a new school near Ed Daein, capital of East Darfur by the Darfur Regional Authority, 26 July 2015 (RD)
The opening of a new school near Ed Daein, capital of East Darfur by the Darfur Regional Authority, 26 July 2015 (RD)

The head of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), Dr El Tijani Sese, has requested the leaders of the camps for the displaced in the region cooperate with the states’ governments in the “re-planning of the sites”.

During a briefing in Nyala, capital of South Darfur on Monday, Sese announced that the camps will be turned into towns where all basic services will be available.

He said that “any self-respecting country does not accept its citizens being displaced for 12 years”, sheikh Abdelrazig Yousef Suleiman, coordinator of the Saraf Umra camps in North Darfur, told Radio Dabanga.

He described Sese’s call as “surprising” and wondered “if he has gone out of his mind”.

It is known to all that the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) set up the people of Darfur against each other for the benefit of its own agenda, he said. “After an item has been implemented, they drop their supporters again.”

The sheikh appealed to all the displaced in Darfur to “stand united against the NCP plans to dismantle the camps”.


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