About 10 displaced villagers die of thirst in Fashoda
About 10 people have died of thirst after being displaced from their villages in Panyikang County in Fashoda State due to clashes between government troops and rebel fighters on Sunday, a senior opposition official said.
Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Wednesday, Morris Orach, the Minister of Information in the rebel-controlled area in Fashoda, said the 10 people died earlier this week.
He pointed out that hundreds of civilians fled their villages in Panyikang County following fighting between government forces and rebel fighters on Sunday.
“Yes, about 10 people have died of thirst in Fashoda after fleeing their areas in Panyikang and they are now still in the bush. I am afraid they might be facing a very dire humanitarian situation,”said Orach.
He called upon humanitarian organizations to help the conflict-displaced people in Fashoda.