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Women attacked by herders in South Darfur farm conflict

November 20 - 2018 MERSHING
Women return home after all day farming in South Darfur, (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)
Women return home after all day farming in South Darfur, (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)

On Sunday, armed herders reportedly attacked a number of women in Mershing locality in South Darfur and caused them injuries. Two of them are in serious condition.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that herders on camels attacked a number of women farmers west of Mershing. The herders allegedly beat and whipped them leaving Kalsoum Abdallah and Aiti Fadul in a serious condition.

Mershing farmers have complained of early grazing by herders. The farmers have called on the committee t for the protection of the agricultural season, which took the amount of SDG 50 from each owner of farm, and has set the month of January for early grazing, to protect them so that they could harvest their crops.


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