Rains ruin more than 4,500 homes in Darfur camps

By IAfrica
In Sudan
Aug 19th, 2014

The number of homes in the Zalingei camps for the displaced, Central Darfur, which collapsed as a result of heavy downpours over the weekend, amounts to more than 2,500 shelters. At El Salam camp in South Darfur more than 2,000 homes were ruined.

The coordinator of the Central Darfur camps reported to Radio Dabanga that according to the joint Zalingei camps committee in charge of inventorying the damage caused by the rains, more than 2,500 shelters were destroyed.

“The inventory committee has submitted the results to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan. Hopefully, authorities and organisations concerned will provide tarpaulins and shelters soon.”

The camp coordinator denied that any government agency had provided aid to the affected displaced so far. “On the contrary, the government is restricting organisations that may provide relief.”

He appealed to international relief organisations to provide emergency aid to the affected in the Zalingei camps.

In South Darfur, the torrents and floods this weekend have led to the destruction more than 2,000 homes in El Salam camp for the displaced, located near the capital Nyala. El Salam camp sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabaldiya told Radio Dabanga that in particular shelters of the newly displaced were swept away.

He appealed to humanitarian organisations to provide tents, tarpaulins, and food for the affected.

File photo: Darfur during the destructive rainy season of 2013 (Nafeer)


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