The following information and pictures have been sent by Darfur refugees form 1.5 million Kalma refugee camp. The pictures are not pleasant but think what it means for the refugees:
Al-Bashier, president of Sudan, announced he was going to visit the Kalma refugee camp where 1.5 million Darfuri live and south Darfur on 17 September.
On the 19 September huge numbers in the camp mobilised to demonstrate their opposition because of his history of genocide since 2003, the camp did not want him to “visit”. They said “we don’t need him to visit us in Darfur at all because he killed, raped, robbed and burnt throughout Darfur.”
On the 22 September Al-Bashier armed forces attacked the refugee camp injuring at least 100 and killing people according to the refugees. The Government of Sudan forces dispersed huge numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) protesting against Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir’s visit to South Darfur.
El Fasher, 22 September 2017- UNAMID (African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur expressed is deep concern “about clashes between government forces and IDPs residing at Kalma camp, South Darfur, which have led to the death of at least three IDPs and injuries to some 26 others.”
“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. However, it has to be stated that it is not the refugees who are doing the killing,it is they who are injured and killed.
A medical team from UNAMID is currently at Kalma camp to assist local authorities in treating the injured.
The last pictures taken at 15.40 on the 22 September show Al-Bashier has orded the erection of a fence around the camp of barbed wire.
Justice for Darfur, Liverpool demands and end to the violence and that all labour and union leaders demand the Sudanese government ends the violence and gives free and safe passage to food and medicines needed by the Darfuri people.
Embassy of Sudan, 3 Cleveland Row, St. James’s, London SW1A 1DD. Email: [email protected]