Tribal clashes in the capital of Sudan’s West Darfur state had come to an end on Wednesday, after five days of fighting between Arab and Masalit tribesmen, which resulted in killing 87 people.
Medics noted that 87 people had been killed and 191 injured since Saturday in the fighting, according to Reuters.
Residents affirmed that the streets had finally grown quieter, with government troops deployed for the first time since a state of emergency had been called on Monday.
Nonetheless, the humanitarian situation in the Sudanese city is still difficult, with thousands of people in the streets, having sought refuge after a camp for displaced people was burnt down during the fighting.
“They may have become exhausted,” one doctor, speaking on condition of anonymity, said of the fighters. “Or maybe it’s a warrior’s rest.”
Moreover, the West Darfur Doctors Committee said hospitals and medics had been attacked during the fighting, adding that the city’s electricity and water supplies were cut off.
On Monday, 18 people died, and 54 were wounded in the violent clashes in Sudanese city of El Geneina, which was believed to be the latest horrific incident in the troubled region since signing a peace agreement and the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers last year.
Accordingly, the United Nations said on Tuesday that all humanitarian aid, including to more than 100,000 people displaced in fighting in January, was on hold.