Residents of the camps for displaced people around Zalingei town were expecting a visit Monday from the leader of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur, but he did not show up. Ibrahim Gambari, the chief representative of UNAMID, postponed his visit to the camps around Zalingei. A camp coordinator was surprised to learn from UNAMID that the visit was postponed for security reasons. He said that this undermines the confidence of the displaced people in the mission. Earlier this week, Radio Dabanga had received a report that thirty soldiers belonging to a government-aligned militia known as the ‘camel corps’ burned down thirty houses in Hassa Hissa camp in Zalingei, and arrested a camp leader.
UNAMID Photo: Ibrahim Gambari (left)