Residents from the Dreige camp in South Darfur, are complaining about the deteriorating security conditions, a camp's representative told Radio Dabanga on Monday, 24 September. He explained that residents are suffering repeated attacks from Sudanese Central Reserve Forces troops (Abu Tira) stationed near the camp.
The camp's youth representative said Abu Tira forces often assault the displaced persons, explaining that looting and random air shootings are common practices.
He pointed out that camp's representatives met with the Abu Tira commander. They asked him to stop his forces from entering the camp when wearing military uniforms or carrying weapons, and attacking its residents, Radio Dabanga has learned.
However, according to the source, the commander said his troops are operating in the area and that, due to the instability of security conditions, he could not stop his men from entering the camp.
The youth representative appealed to UNAMID to come to the camp and fulfill its duty.
The same source told Radio Dabanga that the school drop-out at the Dreige camp is sharply increasing among children. He attributed the drop-out to lack of adequate schools, adding that there are only four preschools and two kindergartens at the camp for a population of about 40.000 people.
The camp's representative stressed that several children are no longer attending classes due to the limited capacity of schools.
He appealed to organizations working in the field of education to open new schools at the Dreige camp.
5.000 names missing
The youth representative also informed Radio Dabanga that 5.000 names of the displaced from Dreige camp are missing from a cards' registration list that began last June.
He said that the World Food Program (WFP) had asked the displaced for their fingerprints in June, so that new cards could be made. However, camp's residents were surprised when 5.000 people did not receive their cards, the source recounted.
The WFP explained that the names are missing because there were some problems with the computer during the data registration entry, the representative said.
According to the source, the conditions of the displaced in Dreige camp are very difficult. He stressed that the disappearance of the 5.000 names from the cards' registration list only makes the lives of the displaced worse, especially after the WFP reduced the food rations.
The camp's representative appealed to the WFP to review the names and provide cards to those whose names went missing.