Violence in South Darfur a cause for concern: UNAMID

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Adam Abdala Idris, age five, is pictured in his shelter in a camp for displaced people. UNAMID

There has been an escalation of violence with burning of villages and displacement of thousands of people in South Darfur, according to the African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

UNAMID says its peacekeepers have been trying to get into the areas where there have been reports of burning of villages, looting and displacement of thousands of people.

It is urging authorities in Sudan to allow unhindered and immediate access to the areas affected by the violence, in order to assess the situation and help the people in need.

To find out more about this latest flare up of violence in Darfur, UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha called UNAMID spokesperson, Christopher Cycmanick in Darfur.

Duration: 4'56"


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