The number of tribal conflicts in El Geneina, the capital of the state of West Darfur, rose on Wednesday to 87 dead and 191 injured since April 3, according to the West Darfur Medical Committee.
The branch of the committee in West Darfur said in a statement by Agence France-Presse: “The Commission has counted a new figure of 37 dead and 59 injured, what die Total number of dead to 87 and die Number of wounded increased to 191. “
The violence demands die Efforts by the Sudanese interim government to end the decades-long uprising in To end areas like Darfur, in which conflicts often take place on an ethnic basis.
The most recent clashes broke out last Saturday after two people of the Masalit tribe in a warehouse for die Displaced persons in El Geneina, the capital of the state of West Darfur, had been killed, so die United Nations Agency for Humanitarian Affairs. She added that two other members of the Masalit tribe were injured in the shooting.
Shoot .. and emergency
Fighting broke out between the Rizeigat and Masalit tribes when both tribes mobilized their armed men. The United Nations said that die Shots in El Geneina didn’t stop until late Monday and die Sudanese authorities declared a state of emergency in West Darfur declared.
The Sudanese Medical Committee in West Darfur said at least 132 people were injured in the clashes, some of them in die Capital Khartoum had to be transported to receive more advanced medical care. She also said that medical personnel had difficulty transporting the wounded due to the presence of armed groups.
Adam Regal, a spokesman for a local organization, die in the administration of refugee camps in Darfur Aids, said sporadic clashes occurred Tuesday after a relative overnight hiatus.
Religious and Ethnic Foundations
The United Nations also stated that in shots could be heard in the city of El Geneina, which resulted in a power failure after the destruction of the local power station in the clashes.
Quit on Monday die United Nations die Ceased all humanitarian activities as a result of the road closure in the southern part of Al-Geneina and found that more than 700,000 people were affected by the clashes, as Al-Geneina is a center for Al-Geneina relief supplies in the area devastated by the conflict.
Violence on a religious and ethnic basis is common in Darfur, with tribes of Arab descent such as the Rizeigat, die are of African descent, like the masalit.
Disruptions since 2003
Last January around 50 people were killed in clashes between groups of Arab tribes and other members of the African “Masalit” tribe.
The western region of Darfur has been suffering from unrest since 2003 when groups of African minorities under the pretext die Region politically and economically against die marginalize the government of Khartoum supported by Arab groups, take up arms.
The intensity of the fighting in the region has in has decreased over the past three years, but tribal conflicts are still there die greatest threat to die security in of the region.
Finished in late December die joint peace mission of the United Nations and the African Union officially announced its mission in of the region, die it started in 2007.
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