Voluntary return of over eighty thousand IDPs to North Darfur State

By: Aisha Braima

Al-Fashir (SUDANOW)- Over eighty thousands Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have returned to their home areas in North Darfur State, the Commission for Voluntary Return and Resettlement of the Darfur Regional Authority announced on Friday.

The Head of the relief distribution committee at the commission, Sadiq Sharif Dousa said more than 5,000 sacks of lentil and
over 10,000 jerry canes of edible oil as well as 800 sacks of salt and 18,000 of mats have been distributed among the returnees in the region's various localities.

Dousa pointed out that the distribution targeted 47 villages in thirteen localities of North Darfur state.

He said this distribution of assistance materials was within the context of backing efforts exerted for the voluntary return of IDPs and refugees to the state.

He said an emergency plan was also put in place to help the new IDPs who escaped from the recent developments that took place in Eastern Jibal Mara and rural areas of Al Fashir town. He added that some 13,000 tents were also distributed among the various affected people.

Dousa said his committee is also distributing relief and humanitarian assistance to refugees who came back from eastern Chad area to Tinah and Kornouwi localities in North Darfur state.


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