150 Villages Torched in Jebel Marra

100,000 people now on the run

Posted by OBS Team on March 21st, 2016
Sudan Update

About six weeks ago, we posted this overview piece on the current ground situation in Jebel Marra, Darfur, where Sudanese government forces and their proxy militias have been committing a growing list of war crimes since January 15. GET BACKGROUND INFO »

Radio Dabanga, one of the last independent reporting agencies covering the crisis in Darfur, recently reported that since the Sudanese government launched its military campaign in Jebel Marra on January 15, an estimated 150 villages have been torched by forces loyal to the government of Sudan. This from an activist interviewed by Radio Dabanga: 

“Nearly half of the people have taken shelter in caves. About 70 percent of them have caught a cold and the number of children with malnutrition and diarrhoea is on the rise,” he said about the displaced in Jebel Marra. “The dense dust caused by the aerial bombardments that hit Jebel Marra in the past two days is a major cause of the worsening health situation.”

You can view more updates about the situation in Jebel Marra on our blog

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