AFRICA/SUDAN - At least 15 villages have been looted in Kutum

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Kutum (Agenzia Fides) - The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continue to attack the town of Kutum, in North Darfur. At least 15 villages in the north east of Kutum have been set on fire. According to the testimonies of the inhabitants gathered by Radio Dabanga, the RSF have attacked the area of Shagarla, west of Donki Baashim. "They looted our villages and livestock and devastated all our properties. They later set fire to everything. Schools, health centers and everything they came across. "Thousands of people have fled their homes, most of them women, children and elderly people who wander in the wilderness, in danger of dying of thirst. Villagers have urged humanitarian organizations to intervene and help them find a safe place. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 02/04/2014)