Twelve Sudanese aid workers released in Darfur

Twelve Sudanese aid workers who were held hostage by a group within the Kalma camp for internally displaced people in South Darfur have been released.

UNAMID peacekeeper

UNAMID peacekeeper

UN spokesman Farhan Haq says that the joint United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) helped to secure their release.

“The Mission says that the 12 aid workers were detained on Monday, in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a camp resident by security officials two days earlier. That incident had forced aid groups to suspend work inside the camp. They are expected to resume delivering key assistance shortly.”

Meanwhile, UNAMID says that it is investigating reports of recent fighting between the Sudanese army and rebel groups.

However, UNAMID adds, that effort is being hampered by the government’s restrictions on the peacekeepers’ movement.

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