SUDAN WATCH: Eyewitnesses claim Chadians take part in attacks in eastern Chad alongside Sudanese janjaweed militia

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Eyewitnesses claim Chadians take part in attacks in eastern Chad alongside Sudanese janjaweed militia

UN refugee agency 'extremely concerned' at attacks by janjaweed militia, UN News Centre reported June 6, 2006 - excerpt:
The United Nations refugee agency today voiced "extreme concern" at continuing attacks by janjaweed militia from Sudan into eastern Chad.

213,000 refugees from Darfur are in a dozen UNHCR-administered camps in this remote border area.

UNHCR teams have interviewed many of the displaced, who said that on several occasions, they recognized Chadians from other tribes taking part in attacks together with the Sudanese janjaweed militia, alleging that those Chadians had concluded agreements with the militia to avoid attacks on their own properties and livestock.

The arrival of additional displaced people in Chadian villages and towns often strains already limited resources, including water.

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