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October 15, 2008

" Still in the camps there is no security "

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy, accompanied by the head of the African Union -United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), Rodolphe Adada visited today the Internally Displaced People camps in south Darfur state. IDP representatives in Kalma camp criticised the lack of protection for the civilians inside the camp. They said that the UNAMID had failed to bring security to the IDPs. They further asked for the deployment of Western peacekeepers with the necessary military capabilities to deter any attack on Darfur camps. Le Roy visited the graveyard where are buried the dozens of displaced killed by the Sudanese authorities last August.

Hussein Abu Sharati, the IDP and refugees spokesperson, told the Sudan Tribune they presented a memorandum to Le Roy compromising 47 demands. Abu Sharati said, as IDPs, we are still asking for the disarmament of the Janjaweed and to re-establish security before any talks.
"We do not support any talks with the Sudanese government before the total arrest of violence. Still in the camps there is no security and the so called peacekeepers are there." Abu Sharati called on the International Community to not freeze the indictment of the Sudanese President. "Any move in this direction means carte blanche from the U.N." he said.


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