Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Government offensive raises fears of attack on Gereida

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks

Observers fear the town of Gereida, which provides refuge to an estimated 90,000 displaced persons, might come under siege following a series of attacks on rebel-controlled villages in South Darfur.

"We have received unconfirmed, unilateral reports that there might be an attack on Gereida town - meaning that the town could be under fire - if we do not take immediate steps," said Gemmo Lodesani, the United Nations deputy humanitarian coordinator in Sudan, said by telephone on Tuesday. Read more >>>

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