UPDATE: Death toll from West Darfur clashes rises to 50

Photo taken on Sept. 22, 2017 shows the Kalma internally displaced person (IDP) camp where clashes between government forces and IDPs occurred in South Darfur, Sudan, on Sept. 22, 2017. /Xinhua
Members of the United Nations and African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) gather with their vehicles in Kalma camp for internally displaced people in Nyala, South Darfur, Sudan, December 31, 2020. /AFP

The death toll from tribal clashes in Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state, rose to 50, according to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors on Tuesday.

The committee said in a statement that 78 more people were injured, bringing the number of those wounded in the violence to 132.

The bloodshed, which started on Saturday, is the latest in a resurgence of violence in the Darfur region since the signing of a peace agreement late last year and the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers.


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