UNAMID intervenes in deadly clashes between the Zaghawa and Birgid tribes near Shangil Tobaya, N. Darfur
Source: United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)/
ReliefWeb 22 October 2009 - UNAMID intervenes in tribal clashes in Shangil Tobaya; provides medical aid to wounded
Peacekeepers serving with the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Sudan's war-wracked Darfur region have intervened in deadly tribal clashes, bringing the situation under control, it was announced today.
The fighting between the Zaghawa and Birgid tribes near Shangil Tobaya in North Darfur state killed two people, with six people from both sides sustaining injuries. Four people who were critically wounded were taken by helicopter to El Fasher by the mission, known as UNAMID, for treatment at a Government hospital.
UNAMID attributes the fighting to disputes over access to water, and as a temporary solution, the mission has made arrangements to supply water to the communities.