UN: Clashes between tribes in Sudan kill 380 from January to August. Period
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, around 380 people were killed in tribal fighting in Sudan between January and August, most of them in the conflict-torn Darfur region
CAIRO — Around 380 people were killed in tribal fighting in Sudan between January and August, most of them in the conflict-torn region of Darfur, the UN said on Tuesday.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said more than 430 people were injured in the same period, leading to 224 violent incidents in 12 of the country’s 18 provinces.
The clashes – mostly between Arab and non-Arab tribes – have displaced some 177,340 people, OCHA said, further straining aid agencies’ operations in the crisis-hit country.
West Darfur province was hardest hit, with 76 incidents killing at least 145 people and injuring 156 others, it said.
The count did not include 23 people, including two children, who were killed when tribal fighting flared up in Blue Nile province earlier this month, charity Save the Children said.
The violence, which broke out on September 1 and lasted four days in the town of Roseires, also injured 23 people, including 10 children, according to the charity.
Sudan, home to several longstanding ethnic conflicts, has been in chaos since a military coup last year. The takeover turned the country’s short-lived transition to democracy on its head after a popular uprising in April 2019 forced the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir.