Reconciliation efforts between tribes in Mellit
21 August 2012. Mellit: (left) UNAMID Head of Office in Sector North, Hassan Gibril, salutes (right) king Yassir, the head of Al-Berti tribe, in his palace in Mellit, Norh Darfur.
A UNAMID team visited Mellit, North Darfur, on 21 August to meet with community leaders and mitigate friction between the two main tribes in the area. The disagreements between the Al- Ziyadiah and Al-Berti tribes emerged on 15 August and resulted in violent clashes in which shops were looted and destroyed in Mellit's main market area and six people were killed and 12 injured.
Photo by Albert González Farran - UNAMID