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SUDAN: 10,000 families displaced following violent clashes in two localities, North Darfur

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3 April 2014. El Fasher: General view of a new settlement in Zam Zam camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP), North Darfur. According to the community leaders and the International Organization for Migration, for the last two weeks more than 7,000 people have settled in this new area in Zam Zam IDP camp, coming from their own villages between the outskirts of El Fasher and Korma. According to OCHA, a new wave of violence across all Darfur has forced an estimated 200,000 people to flee their homes since the beginning of this year. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID

El Tina and Kabkabiya hostilities between farmers and herders have forced thousands of people to abandon their homes seeking refuge in neighbouring districts in the state of North Darfur this week, Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) said Thursday morning.

One of the HAC officials in his interview to the national Sudan broadcaster said an armed clash had occurred in the Chadian El Tina region during the past days. 3,185 families including those from Chad have been affected and forced into the Sudanese El Tina.

In a separate conflict involving rival groups of local farmers and herders a further 6,847 families have moved to Sortony camp from the Kabkabiya locality, the official briefed.

According to the reports that emerged on February 9, people newly displaced during the recent violence in El Geneina in West Darfur who have been sheltering in government institutions have reiterated their complaints about the poor humanitarian conditions and the lack of water and food.  has confirmed the transfer of more than 300 newly displaced people to a refugee camp in Chad.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in its statement confirmed that the recent armed conflicts in El Geneina made more than 11,000 people flee as refugees into neighbouring Chad since last month including 4,000 who fled last week alone.

Overall, the clashes affected approx. 46,000 people internally.

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