Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sudan: Volatile IDP site needs a lasting solution, UN

UN Humanitarian News Service (IRIN - East Africa)
26 August 2008

KHARTOUM - Sudanese police continued to surround one of the largest sites for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Darfur on 26 August, a day after gunfire caused dozens of injuries and, according to some sources, numerous fatalities.

"As I speak with you now, there are 30 dead bodies in front of me," Salah Abdullah Hassan, an official inside Kalma camp, told IRIN by telephone. Hassan read out a list of names of people he said had been killed the previous day by police. They ranged in age from 11 to 60, he said.

Sudanese authorities said nobody was killed in Kalma and the police had entered the camp to confiscate illegal arms and had only used their own weapons when they had come under fire from camp residents...

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