Residents from Hashaba, North Darfur, estimate that between 12 and 13 thousand people have fled the area due to recent attacks, Radio Dabanga was informed on Friday, 19 October.
They described the region as "virtually deserted" after the militia attacks and aerial bombings last September.
According to witnesses, Hashaba and surrounding areas including Umm Laota, Khashim Wadi and Tabadiya are completely abandoned.
They said some residents fled to El-Fahser, Mellit and Noam Valley, while others fled to El Sharkeya, the only remaining village around Hashaba area.
Witnesses asserted that those who fled Hashaba and surroundings lost their properties and livestock.
Sources added that villages got completely burnt during the recent attacks and that the situation in the region is now tense, as fear and insecurity dominate local residents.
They said the humanitarian situation in the area is critical and that it requires urgent intervention.
Residents appealed to the UN security council and to UNAMID to take immediate action in Hashaba and to provide humanitarian support and relief to its residents.
They also requested that an independent investigation into what happened there is conducted and that perpetrators are brought to justice.
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