Published on UNICEF, Febr. 22, 2008.
As violence continues in Darfur, children go missing and families are torn apart: SIRBA, Sudan, 22 February 2008 – Hundreds of children are unaccounted for, following militia attacks on villages in Sudan’s West Darfur region.
There are an unknown number of children aged 12 to 18 who are missing, especially boys. Nobody knows what has happened to these children, said UNICEF’s Head of Office for West Darfur, Naqibullah Safi.
UNICEF and its UN partners sent an assessment mission to the towns of Sirba and Abu Surouj following government-backed militia attacks in West Darfur’s northern corridor earlier this month. The team found that thousands of residents had fled their homes in the towns after multiple buildings were burned in the attacks … (full text).
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