Digital Desk, Khartoum. At least 43 people were killed while 46 villages were looted and burned in clashes between Arab nomads and farmers of the Misriya Jebel tribe in the Jebel Moon area of west Darfur. This information was given by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan (OCHA). According to OCHA, the conflict began on November 17, Xinhua news agency reported.
Preliminary reports indicate that at least 43 people have been killed, 46 villages have been burnt and looted, with an unknown number of people injured in the ongoing fighting. Several people are reportedly missing, including children, the office said. Sudan’s Darfur region has been mired in civil war since 2003 under the regime of former President Omar al-Bashir, who was deposed on April 11, 2019. The government in Sudan sought an end to the armed conflict in the Darfur region through an agreement reached on October 3, 2020, but some armed groups have yet to sign the agreement.
According to the 2021 Sudan Humanitarian Needs overview, an estimated 66,500 people live in the Jebel Moon area and more than 43,000 are in need of humanitarian aid. According to the Integrated Food Security Stage Classification (IPC) report, between October and December 2021, more than 13,300 people in Jebel Moon are at distress and above food security levels. The OCHA said allowing security, an inter-agency assessment would take place between November 29 and December 2 to determine the type of response needed and the response.