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IDPs Still Residing in UNAMID Compound Following Attack

7 April 2014. Khor Abeche: A nurse from the NGO World Vision provides polio vaccination given by the World Health Organization to displaced children in the UNAMID base in Khor Abeche, South Darfur.

According to the community leaders, more than 3,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) still remain inside the Mission's compound, following the attack that they suffered by an armed group on March 22. About 300 heavily armed men attacked the IDP camp, setting fire to dozens of shelters and stealing livestock belonging to the residents.

The World Food Programme (WFP) have already distributed food (sorghum) to the IDPs and the UNAMID base provide potable water and health care, while a team of 35 UNAMID engineers are currently constructing a 70,000 m2 Buffer Zone, with watch towers, solar lights, two community centers and latrines at the vicinity of the base, where the IDPs will be able to securely settle in the near future.

Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID


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Taken on April 7, 2014