Thousands of displaced people in Darfur seek refuge at UNAMID base

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Thousands of displaced people from the town of Saraf Omra in Sudan's North Darfur State sought refuge at a base belonging to the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the mission said on Monday.

"Thousands of displaced from the town of Saraf Omra, which witnessed the outbreak of inter-communal violence, are currently seeking refuge in the vicinity of UNAMID's base in the locality," the mission said in a statement.

The mission further said that it was providing protection and necessary services for the affected, expressing deep concern over the inter-communal violence in Saraf Omra.

"Patrols by the mission have observed looting around the town and the destruction of the local marketplace," it added.

Meanwhile, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday vowed to contain the incidents in North Darfur State and enhance peace and stability in the Darfur region, local media reported.

Al-Bashir made the remarks during a meeting with Al-Tigani Al- Sessi, head of the Transitional Darfur Regional Authority (TDRA), in Khartoum.

Sudan's Darfur region has been witnessing escalating tribal violence and armed clashes between the Sudanese army and armed groups in the region. Endi

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