An international peacekeeping official reportedly announced on Wednesday, January 1, that at least 24 people had been killed following an attack on a Krinding Camp for internally displaced persons near El-Geneina (West Darfur state) between Tuesday, December 28, and Wednesday, December 29.
Officials announced on Monday, December 30, that military forces would be deployed to El-Geneina and a curfew has been implemented in West Darfur.
A heightened security presence along with localized transportation and business disruptions are anticipated in West Darfur over the near term. Further inter-communal violence cannot be ruled out.
Individuals present in Sudan, particularly West Darfur state, are advised to monitor local developments, maintain a high degree of situational awareness, and remain vigilant for potential militant activity.