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Two women raped during Darfur attack, Unamid confirms

January 19 - 2018 ZALINGEI
Unamid peacekeepers at a refugee camp in Darfur (Ashraf Shazly/AFP)
Unamid peacekeepers at a refugee camp in Darfur (Ashraf Shazly/AFP)

Investigators of the peacekeeping mission Unamid confirmed that two women from a camp for displaced people in Zalingei, Central Darfur were raped by militiamen. 

Last Saturday, seven women from Hamidiya camp in Zalingei locality were attacked by militiamen. During the attack they were beaten. A medical report has confirmed that two of the women were raped.

The coordinator of the camps in Central Darfur, El Shafi Abdallah, told Radio Dabanga on Thursday that a human rights, child protection and police team of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (Unamid) visited the seven victims in their homes in Hamidiya on Tuesday. In the preceding days the women were being treated in Zalingei Hospital.

According to Abdallah, police has arrested one of the men who is accused of raping the displaced women.

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