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01 Jan 2020 | 11:07 PM UTC

Sudan: Death toll rises to 24 following violence in West Darfur state January 1 /update 1

Official confirms 24 dead as of January 1 following attack in West Darfur state; heightened security presence expected over the near term



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.