SUDAN WATCH: UNMIS calls for resumption of aid around Tawila N. Darfur - 110,000 people displaced from Deribat, S. Darfur - UN, AU envoys arrive in Khartoum

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

UNMIS calls for resumption of aid around Tawila N. Darfur - 110,000 people displaced from Deribat, S. Darfur - UN, AU envoys arrive in Khartoum

UN News Center press release 12 Feb 2007 via HDA - excerpt:
As the envoys are visiting Sudan, the Secretary-General's Acting Special Representative to the country, Taye-Brook Zerihoun, is travelling to Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to participate in the AU meeting on Sudan and Chad.

A separate UN Human Rights Council fact-finding team is also in the region, travelling to Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Darfur to evaluate the situation.

The high-level mission has been tasked with assessing human rights in Darfur.

Meanwhile, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reported today that fresh violence in South Darfur since December has displaced at least 110,000 people from the area around Deribat.

In North Darfur, the Mission called for the resumption of humanitarian operations around Tawila, which had been vacated by UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) because of recent instability.
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Feb 13 2007 Middle East Online report - Several killed in Darfur clashes - excerpt:
According to one official cited by the Al-Rai Al-Aam newspaper, 11 people were killed and nine wounded in the fighting in southern Darfur between an unidentified armed group and members of the Abala tribe.

Two other papers, Assahafa and Rai al-Shaab said five people died and 15 were wounded and quoted another official as saying the clashes were between rival tribes.

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