Sheikhs and coordinators of the Darfur camps for the displaced have appealed to the authorities and aid organisations to accelerate the provision of shelter and food, before the beginning of the rainy season. The displaced in Mellit locality requested Unamid to provide more services including the provision of potable water.
The sheikhs of El Salam and the Kalma camps in South Darfur, Zamzam, El Salam and Tawila camps in North Darfur, and the Zalingei and Garsila camps in Central Darfur have pointed to a lack of tents and plastic sheets, “especially among the newly displaced who are still living in the open”. All noted too that manyandnbsp;of the old shelters have been worn out by the sun, rains and winds, and called through Radio Dabanga upon the authorities and humanitarian organisations to speed up the provision of shelter and food, as the rainy season will begin soon.
Water, food gap
Sheikhs, women and youth representatives of the El Abbasi camp displaced in Mellit, North Darfur, handed the head of Unamid, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, during his visit to the camp on Saturday, a memorandum calling for the provision of more educational, health and water services, along with providing opportunities to earn a decent living.
The Deputy Commissioner of Mellit locality, Ibrahim Hassan, demanded from Unamid to find new drinking water sources, other than the Mellit Dam, and provide the people with grain, to fill the food gap facing the locality.