UNAMID calls for restraint in clashes between government forces and internally displaced at Kalma camp, South Darfur
El Fasher, 22 September 2017- UNAMID is deeply concerned about clashes between government forces and internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing at Kalma camp, South Darfur, which have led to the death of at least three IDPs and injuries to some 26 others.
The Mission urges all conflicting parties to exercise utmost restraint and is doing everything it can to deescalate the situation.
“I call upon everyone involved in this situation to restore calm as soon as possible. A peaceful resolution of differences is the only way forward for the Darfuri people,” said UNAMID Joint Special Representative, Jeremiah Mamabolo.
A medical team from UNAMID is currently at Kalma camp to assist local authorities in treating the injured. Furthermore, the Mission is engaging with the state government and IDP leaders to peacefully resolve the issue.
The incident reportedly occurred this morning after Government of Sudan forces dispersed a group of IDPs protesting against Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir’s visit to South Darfur.