Sudan to send more troops to the Darfur region

With an augmentation in violence in the Darfur region, the Sudanese government is sending more troops to the restive region.

The United Nations said that unidentified gunmen killed more than 60 people in the region on July 25 and about 20 people on July 24.

No groups by far has claimed responsibilities for the attacks.

In the latest hike, several villages were burned, and markets and shops looted, said the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

In an official statement, the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, “The escalation of violence in different parts of Darfur region is leading to increased displacement, compromising the agricultural season, causing loss of lives and livelihoods and driving growing humanitarian needs.”

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said the forces would protect people during the farming season.

Hundreds of thousands of people have died and millions have been forced from their homes because of the in fighting between government forces and rebels since 2003.

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