Following the conflict between 6 – 11 June in West Darfur’s Kulbus locality, Humanitarian partners plan to assist an estimated 33,000 people. Reports indicate that 25 villages were burnt and looted in the Dar Mukhtar. Most of the affected families are living out in the open and have lost everything.

KHARTOUM June 20: Following the conflict between 6 – 11 June in West Darfur’s Kulbus locality, partners carried out an inter-agency assessment on 14 June to Juruf and Kafani villages in Sirba locality and Werywery and Adawi villages in Kulbus locality where people have taken refuge.

Humanitarian partners plan to assist an estimated 33,000 people (6,600 families) in these villages. Reports indicate that 25 villages were either fully or partially burnt and looted in the Dar Mukhtar administrative unit during the conflict.

Most of the affected families are living out in the open and have lost all their livestock and food stocks during the looting or burning of their villages; people are surviving on gifts and charities from the host community.

A total of 77 children (49 boys and 28 girls) are reportedly missing, and five children (three boys and two girls) were reported to be killed during the conflict.

Humanitarian Partners will start the response as soon as the security situation permits. Upcoming rains risk hindering the response as they will make roads impassable. A three-day inter-agency mission to Kulbus to assess additional villages departed on 20 June.

Humanitarian partners are European humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international organisations (including United Nations agencies), as well as specialised agencies from Member States.

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Image: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran

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