Displaced persons of camp Um Tajouk in the state of West Darfur said that the United Nations’ World Food Programme is shirking from keeping its word about responding to disasters facing the displaced persons. They said that the food at the camp is running out and said they were expecting to receive shelters, this being the onset of the rainy season, but the WFP did not do anything. They said that this is especially a pressing need for those who fled recently from their homes due to violence between the Misseriya and Rizeigat tribes.
In additional remarks, a representative of Um Tajouk camp said that the Arab and Islamic countries lagged far behind in contributing to support and providing subsidies for displaced persons. This comment came the same day as news of a Qatari relief column that arrived in Nyala, South Darfur. The representative asked that Arab and Islamic charities distribute relief materials themselves, because the organizations responsible for the distribution do not distribute them optimally. He said that the displaced do not trust the Sudanese national relief organizations, which are supposed to carry out the distributions on behalf of the international donors.
Radio Dabanga File photo of Abu Nabag refugee camp, eastern Chad