West Sudan: Nyala – South Darfur, shelling killed and wounded more than 40 civilians:

(Kampala, 26 August 2023): Darfur Network for Human Rights DNHR is deeply concerned about the escalating Human rights violations fought between the RSF and SAF in Nyala, South Darfur, which have trapped tens of thousands of civilians.

On 23 August, there was shelling in Areas around Nyala railway and Teba, causing the killing and wounding of more than 40 civilians, primarily women and children, who were caught in the crossfire while hiding under a bridge.

One of the survivor witnesses: She left Nyala last Friday and has arrived in El Fasher, north Darfur El Fasher. She was an eyewitness to the number of civilians killed and wounded in Kabri Taiba, Nyala, South Darfur state.

 A list of the names of Civilians who are killing:

(Mohammad Al-Fatih Al-Hadi Al-Manzul,  Yahya, Mariam,  need Eida, Rashida, Samia Sheikh Ahmed Farah, Adam Al-Ghazal,  Manga Adam Al-Ghazali, Hana Adam Shamu, Adam Shamo Charter, Arab Younis, Howa, nada, Hassaniy, Aseel (Mickey),   Kamal Hamdan Al-Nayer, Ayman Kamal Hamdan Al-Nayer,  Zahraa Um Hanina, Aisha, sister of Mayor Mohammadin, A water seller of unknown identity died in Dana in the house of Mayor Muhammadin, Asma Teben,  and Kubra.)

A list of the names of Civilians who are wounded:

( Nasreddin Adam Al-Ghazali (teddy bear), Wijdan Yahya, Halima Daoud, Aisha Dawood, Hawa Mahmoud Audi, Halima Dafallah, Mohammed Adam Shamu, Eman Adam Shammo (light hand injury), Sakina Al-Khalifa, Areej Kamal Hamdan Al-Nayer (light hand injury), Khadija or Sakina, Fatima Mohamed (Laila Alawi), Fatima Mohammed, Samir Mohammed Abdullah (light damage, Omda Mohammadin’s daughters, Rashida and her daughter, Rehab, Saroo Mohammed, Mariam Mohammed, Rania Arabi Younes, Retaj Abdel Halim (light damage), Mohammed, Juma weddings, Awadiya Al-Zaghawa (light damage), Russell Kamal Arabi, Fatima and her daughter, Nana, Hanina Abdullah, Dear Abdullah, Mohammed Abdullah, and Mrs. Khadija, a light injury)

A tragedy is unfolding in Nyala, South Darfur, as fighting continues to clash between SAF, RSF, and allied militias, with targeted and indiscriminate attacks against civilians reaching catastrophic levels, and all roads in and out of the area effectively cut off, and no communication internet more than 30 days by the fighting.

Thousands of civilians fled to the out-of-city due to the destruction of their houses and looted by militias in support of RSF.

An eyewitness told Darfur Network for Human Rights (DNHR) that RSF, with allied militias, have stormed homes of civilians and hidden inside. SAF effectively uses shelling to the civilians and leaves them with no protection.

Militia groups attack civilians in Kokoja village of Balil locality near Nyala in South Darfur state. West Sudan.  

On August,12,2023, at exactly 4:00 pm, Militias attacked Kokoja village of Balil locality near Nyala in South Darfur state with armed vehicles, motorcycles, and camels in the purpose of looting the civilian’s livestock targeting a specific tribe of Al-Daju.

When all the civilians in Kokoja gathered their strength of self-defense and disagreed with releasing their animals freely at no cost, the militias fired live bullets at cattle keepers, causing severe wounds, migration of civilians into different directions, and the death of 10 cattle herders and their bodies were buried in Balil locality and the rest in Kalma camp for IDPs. This battle increased livestock insecurity scattered by bullet noise because of the big weapons used weapons.

Many internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps continue to face dangerous situations both within and outside the camps.

Darfur Network for Human Rights urges the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) to halt fighting and provide safe passage for civilians out of the city. The international community should intervene immediately to stop conflicts and provide food and medicine to civilians in the Darfur region.

Furthermore, those who commit human rights violations should be held responsible for their actions.

More information is available from Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNHR, by email: hassan.m@dnhr.org and by phone: (+256)752792112 or (+249)924638036.

More information is available from Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNHR.

Email: hassan.m@dnhr.org

Phone: (+256)752792112 or (+249)924638036

P.O. Box: 144218